parents advocating collectively
A grass roots initiative founded to address the needs, rights and issues facing women and gender-diverse parents who are at a disproportionate risk of having their children apprehended into government care.
PACK works to overcome barriers and to address the disproportionate, systemic harms that impact our community.PACK fights for the rights and needs of mothers and gender-diverse parents who also have lived and/or living experience with substance use and who live with the constant risk of harmful engagement from government agencies." Making communication easier.
The work of PACK can not be undertaken without clear acknowledgment of the atrocities that colonization has caused the Indigenous people of British Coumbia.
In solidarity, we honour the land on which we work and live as the traditional and ancestral lands of our Indigenous brothers, sisters and siblings as we fight to help address the tyranny impacting Indigenous mothers and birthing parents in BC today.
Much of PACK’s work is done in Vancouver BC, the stolen and unceded, occupied territory of the Coast Salish peoples Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.