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Youth celebrate Children and Youth in Care Day on May 14 while continuing to push for changes to the child welfare system

(TORONTO, May 12, 2015) – On Thursday, May 14, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS), YouthCAN and Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario will be paying tribute to the children and youth in their care on the province’s annual Children and Youth in Care Day. “As a former youth in care, May 14 is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 2015360 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth rejects limited scope of inquest into deaths of First Nations teens from Thunder Bay

Toronto (May 8, 2015) – the presiding Coroner Dr. David Eden released his ruling on the scope of the long-awaited inquest into the deaths of seven First Nations students: Jethro Anderson (age 15); Curran Strang (age 18); Robyn Harper (age 19); Paul Panacheese (age 21); Reggie Bushie (age 15); Kyle Morrisseau (age 17); and Jordan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2015328 Views

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NAN Statement on Joint Inquest Scope Ruling

May 7, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler has issued the following statement following today’s ruling on the scope of the seven youth inquest: “Late this afternoon the coroner on the seven youth inquest, Dr. David Eden, issued a ruling dismissing the motion by the families and Nishnawbe Aski […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2015359 Views

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MLI Report by Benjamin Perrin: Life without parole legislation needs reform

The most heinous criminals deserve real life sentences, but the federal government’s Bill C-53 overreaches OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 – The federal government needs to amend legislation that would create the sentence of life without parole for those convicted of the most heinous murders or risk having the law struck down by a Charter challenge, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2015333 Views

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Provincial Advocate calls on governments and service providers to “end the tinkering” and improve mental health services for children and youth

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth TORONTO, Ontario (May 4, 2015) – During Children’s Mental Health Week (May 3-9, 2015), Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on the provincial government and service providers to recommit to children and youth with mental health. Given its prevalence, mental illness may be the biggest […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015383 Views

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NAN Congratulates Kunuwanimano for Receiving Child Welfare Agency Designation

THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Goyce Kakegamic today expressed congratulations on behalf of the Executive Council as Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services will receive designation as a fully mandated child welfare agency by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services on May 1, 2015. “We are pleased to congratulate the […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015511 Views

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Inquest into the Death of Romeo Wesley Announced

May 1, 2015 Dr. Michael Wilson, Regional Supervising Coroner for North Region, Thunder Bay Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Romeo Wesley. Mr. Wesley, aged 34, died on Sept. 9, 2010 while in police custody at the Cat Lake Nursing Station. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners […]

by NationTalk on May 1, 2015336 Views

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First Nation Chiefs seek fair, inclusive and transparent bidding process for Cliffs Chromite assets

MARTEN FALLS FIRST NATION, ON, April 25, 2015  – The leaders of Marten Falls First Nation and Aroland First Nation are expressing disappointment that the bidding process for the Cliffs Chromite project assets, as currently managed, has not been inclusive and transparent, leading to a potential unfair and biased outcome.  The leaders assert there is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2015308 Views

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Adult and youth correctional statistics in Canada, 2013/2014

April 22, 2015 PDF version Adult correctional statistics The Adult Correctional Services Survey data for 2013/2014 are now available. This survey collects information on admissions to and releases from adult correctional services for Correctional Service Canada and the 12 reporting provinces and territories. Survey data include information on the number of admissions and characteristics of the offender, including sex, age group, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2015312 Views

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Council of Canadians calls on CN Rail to lift court injunction against First Nations protesters

April 18, 2015 KENORA – The Council of Canadians is calling on CN Rail to lift its court injunction against Judy DaSilva of the Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) First Nation. CN originally sought the injunction to prevent Ms. DaSilva and members of the Grassy Narrows Women’s Drum Group from conducting a ceremony on its main line […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2015335 Views

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