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New Shared Framework for Building an Early Childhood Education and Care System for All

January 20, 1016 We are excited to share an important new document, a Shared Framework for Building an Early Childhood Education and Care System for All. The Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada (CCAAC) worked with many others from across Canada to develop this Shared Framework, which is addressed to federal, provincial and territorial governments. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2016455 Views

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Provincial Advocate supports NAN’s call for urgent action to end suicide crisis

Toronto (January 20, 2016) – Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth echoed Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler’s call for immediate action to address the crisis facing First Nations communities that are grappling with an increasing number of suicides. The comments were made following the release of a new report, “The People’s […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016501 Views

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Ontario Sixties Scoop Claim

January 19, 2016 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community about the Ontario Sixties Scoop Claim. The term Sixties Scoop refers to the Canadian practice, beginning in the 1960s and continuing until the late 1980s, of taking First Nation children in Canada and placing them in foster homes or adoption. This […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016438 Views

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OPACY: Yes, You Can Share Information to Protect a Child

TORONTO, ON (January 20, 2016) – Common misunderstandings about privacy are frequently cited as reasons for not sharing information with a children’s aid society (CAS) about a child who may be at risk. In fact, Ontario law permits professionals working with children to share this information. To help professionals understand that privacy is not a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016316 Views

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The OHRC responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for action on Indigenous children in the child welfare system

December 16, 2015 Page content Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) calls to action, and to similar calls from racialized communities, by committing to address the goal of preventing and reducing the overrepresentation of Indigenous and racialized children and youth in the child […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015375 Views

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Provincial Advocate’s Office recognizes International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Toronto, Ontario (December 3, 2015) – The Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (the Advocate’s Office) marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities as a day to raise awareness about the issues facing young people with disabilities. Of the 2.7 million children under the age of 18 in Ontario, approximately 300,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2015404 Views

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NAN Honours Order of Canada Recipient Garnet Angeconeb

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates Indian Residential School survivor and advocate Garnet Angeconeb, who was formally presented the Insignia for the Order of Canada today by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. “Garnet is an inspiring leader and a great […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015503 Views

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Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Seek Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

November 23, 2015, Toronto – On November 24, 2015, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) will argue a motion for leave to intervene in R. v. Barton at the Alberta Court of Appeal. This is the appeal of the verdict in the Cindy […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015353 Views

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Op-Ed Katelynn Sampson’s inquest

Katelynn Sampson’s inquest will be difficult, but as a province we must gather our courage, open our hearts and push for change The inquest into the death of seven- year-old Katelynn Sampson begins next week after more than seven years of waiting. On August 3, 2008, Katelynn was found murdered, under horrific circumstances, in the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2015537 Views

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OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies Launch Adoption Awareness Month – “There are many paths to lifelong connections”

TORONTO — During November the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and Children’s Aid Societies (CAS) across Ontario will be promoting Adoption Awareness Month to educate the public about the importance of lifelong connections for children and youth in care. “Every child and youth needs and deserves permanent, long-term relationships,” says Mary Ballantyne, the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015481 Views

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