Call for tenders - Book on the Declaration of the rights of First Nations children

by Annie Brisson-Proulx | Jan 13, 2021

The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) wishes to obtain the services of an author to write a book intended for First Nations children.

1. The FNQLHSSC’s mission 

To accompany Quebec First Nations in achieving their health, wellness, culture and self-determination goals.

2. Contextualization and objectives of the project 

The Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador adopted the Declaration of the Rights of First Nations Children (DRFNC) in 2015 to ensure that the basic needs of all children under the age of 18 years are met, while respecting their culture. As part of the implementation of the DRFNC, the FNQLHSSC wishes to award a contract for the writing of a book intended for children aged 12 years and under. 

The book aims to explain to children their rights in a simple, fun and child-friendly way. Once it has been written, illustrations will be created to accompany the story. 

The final product will be available in both official languages; with that in mind, the FNQLHSSC will be responsible for proofreading and translating the document.

3. Mandate 

The successful tenderer will have to write a book that will make First Nations children aware of their rights while explaining the contents of the DRNFC in order to make it accessible and promote understanding by children and the adults around them. 

The book should be about twenty pages of about fifty words each.

4. Mandate duration 

The project will begin on February 22. The book is expected to be published by the end of 2021. 

A start-up meeting with the selected tenderer will have to take place as soon as possible.

5. Instructions to the tenderer 

The interested tenderer must provide all the necessary and sufficient information to allow the FNQLHSSC to correctly assess the service offer (knowledge of issues related to childhood among First Nations, similar experiences, relevant references and fees). The tenderer may add any information deemed appropriate. This information should be presented in an appendix so as to limit the size of the base document as much as possible.

6. Exclusive rights of the FNQLHSSC 

The FNQLHSSC reserves the right to retain one or none of the tenders received. In addition, priority will be given to First Nations tenderers. The selected tenderer agrees to transfer to the FNQLHSSC, in full and forever, all rights to the submitted contents.

7. Proposal submission 

Proposals must be sent to Patricia Mathias by email at no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 7, 2021. 

For any additional information, please contact Patricia Mathias, Communications Project Manager, by email at