Child Welfare

We Need To Stand Up For Kids In Care

Valerie McMurtry | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Parents
Valerie McMurtry

Ontario has over 18,000 children living in care, the highest number of any province in Canada. These kids have experienced abuse, neglect and abandonment and are trying to overcome past trauma in order to heal, thrive and go on to lead happy and healthy lives.

Budget Continues Discrimination Against Indigenous Kids: Cindy Blackstock

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics

"I think it's a sad day for the nation."

It's Time Trudeau's Liberals Gave Canada's Children A Voice

Sara Austin | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Sara Austin

The Liberal Party campaigned on the promise that if elected, they would enact a federal children's commissioner. A year and half into the government's mandate, there has been no public announcement about the appointment process.

Canada, The Kids Are Not Alright

Sara Austin | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Sara Austin

Such deeply alarming and disturbing statistics reveal a magnitude of problems that affect a large portion of Canada's youngest citizens. But these are more than numbers. They represent children who each have a name, and whose lives and futures are diminished each day by preventable causes.

NDP Motion Could Force Liberals To Act On First Nations Child Welfare

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics

NDP MP Charlie Angus said it is "up to Parliament to force this government to meet their legal obligations."

Mom Arrested After 8 Kids, 2 Tied Up In Backyard, Found At Home

CP | Paul J. Weber, The Associated Press | Posted 04.30.2016 | Canada

AUSTIN, Texas — A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, in...

Why Does Canada Have So Many Kids In Foster Care?

Marni Brownell | Posted 11.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Marni Brownell

What happens to kids who authorities determine can't live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now. Many go into foster homes, while others go into other types of out-of-home care on behalf of child welfare agencies. But we don't know how many, nor do we know how well they are doing.

Seven Mother's Days Without a Mom

Anna Ho | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Living
Anna Ho

Most of what I remember was of appointments with social workers, making sure that my brother was okay, finding time to do my homework and learning how to cook, amidst other responsibilities. I did remember grandma teaching me how to fry rice with egg and how to boil noodles but I spent most of my last two years of high school living off frozen dinners every night.

Another Generation Of Lost First Nations Children

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - John Beaucage has given the heartbreak he sees around him a name: the Millennium Scoop. The First Nations leader was recently hired by the...

How One First Nation Bucked Child Welfare Trends

CP | Posted 09.30.2011 | Canada

KITIGAN ZIBI, Que. - When Robin Decontie was growing up on her Western Quebec reserve, sharing her home with foster children was a routine matter. ...