children in government care

Fourth Indigenous Child in Group Home Dies

May 9, 2017

A fourth teenage girl who was living in a group home around 500 miles from her home died on May 4. Chiefs in Ontario have passed a resolution demanding an inquest into the disparity between the care provided for kids who live on-reserve versus those from non-First Nations communities.

Children in Government Care Need Additional Representation on Child Intervention Panel

May 11, 2017

Spokesperson for Protecting Canadian Children, Velvet Martin, believes that recent additions to the all-party panel on child intervention are not sufficient to deal with the issue.

Report Shows Indigenous Children Fail to Receive Adequate Support from Child Welfare Services

March 31, 2017

A report from the Representative for Children and Youth was released on March 30 and focused on inadequate funding for Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, which serve Indigenous children and their families.

BC Grand Chief Reacts to Study on Abuse of Children in Care

October 7, 2016

The Grand Chief of the UBCIC is calling for the resignation of B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development, in the wake of a new report.