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Ontario Helping More Children in Care Connect with Waiting Families

Province Provides Greater Support to Adoptive Parents Ontario is making it easier for children and youth in the care of children’s aid societies to find forever families, while providing more support to adoptive parents. To help more young people in the care of children’s aid societies find a permanent nurturing home, Ontario is funding up […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2015545 Views

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Media Statement in response to Bill 117, An Act to amend the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007

TORONTO (September 17, 2015) – Earlier this week, Ontario’s NDP Critic for Children and Youth Services Monique Taylor introduced a private member’s bill that, if passed, would allow the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth to obtain information about a child’s death and critical injuries at the same time as the government […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2015662 Views

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Ontario’s Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth pleased that long-awaited inquest into deaths of First Nations teens in Thunder Bay will start October 5

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2015 – Today, the presiding coroner, Dr. David Eden, released the start date for and agreed to include evidence on racism in 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 2015645 Views

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Joint Inquest into the Death of First Nation Youth Finally to Commence

Toronto (September 16, 2015): The families of six deceased First Nation youth who are being represented by Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto (ALST) are relieved that after waiting for three long years since the Inquest was called jointly, the Inquest into the deaths of their children will begin October 5, 2015. The Chief Coroner’s office […]

by ahnationtalk on September 17, 2015423 Views

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Inquest Date into the Deaths of Seven First Nations Youth Announced

Dr. Dirk Huyer, Chief Coroner for Ontario, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the inquest into the deaths of: Jethro Anderson, 15 Curran Strang, 18 Paul Panacheese, 21 Robyn Harper, 19 Kyle Morrisseau, 17 Jordan Wabasse, 15 Reggie Bushie, 15 The inquest will examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths of these youths […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015508 Views

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Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth calls for immediate ban on solitary confinement for more than 24 hours

Toronto, ON (August 19, 2015) – Based on the findings of a new report, the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is calling on the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS) to put an end to placing youth in secure isolation (referred to as solitary confinement) for more than 24 hours. This is one […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2015562 Views

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Media Advisory – New report examines use of solitary confinement in Ontario’s youth justice system

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2015 – Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Irwin Elman will release a new report on the use of solitary confinement by 20 individual youth justice facilities across Ontario. The review, initiated by the Advocate’s Office, is believed to be the first of its kind in Canada. The review also includes recommendations […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2015521 Views

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Inquest Date into the Death of Katelynn Sampson Announced

August 13, 2015 Dr. Roger Skinner, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto West Office, today announced that a date has been scheduled for the inquest into the death of Katelynn Sampson. Katelynn, aged 7, died on August 3, 2008, while in the care of her legal guardians. The inquest will examine the events surrounding […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 2015451 Views

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MNC – Update on the Harry Daniels Case

August 7, 2015 In preparation for the appeal, the Métis National Council has prepared an update on the case for Métis Nation citizens that is available here. As well, a copy of the Métis National Council’s recently filed written argument as an intervener in the Daniels v. Canada case at the Supreme Court of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2015464 Views

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CASW Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

August 05, 2015 The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) affirm the 94 Calls to Action advanced in Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, the Executive Summary of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC) final report to be released later this year. To move Canada forward from recognition of truth to reconciliation, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2015653 Views

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