children in government care

Indigenous Services Minister Wants to Avoid More Litigation for Child Welfare Discrimination Cases

December 11, 2018

First Nations child welfare legislation has been announced by the federal government. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott reassured chiefs at the Special Chiefs Assembly that she did not want to litigation regarding Canada's underfunding of on-reserve child and family ser

Lack of Representation Makes It Hard for Parents to Get Their Children Back from the Ministry

November 20, 2018

Parents struggle when trying to get their children back from the ministry, especially if they do not have a lawyer. Both the federal and provincial governments have pledged to spend more money on preventing children from coming into care in the first place, while returning those in care to

Ontario's Child Advocate Office Works to Close 27 Open Investigations as Province Shuts Down Office

November 20, 2018

Ontario’s child advocate’s office has 27 individual investigations currently on-going into group homes and foster care. Irwin Elman is not sure what will happen with his cases if he isn't able to finish the investigations before the government closes the office.

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