Children And Youth

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The Children of Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Are Forgotten

The children of these women are almost forgotten. Our half-hearted national conversation on the ongoing racialized violence against stolen indigenous women barely acknowledges their existence. If there is even an estimate of the number of children affected, please let me know. And yet, the surviving children's loss is unimaginable. They lost mothers, sisters, aunts and cousins. You don't need to be a psychiatrist to understand that the grotesque violence aboriginal women suffer affects the mental integrity of the children they leave behind.
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Why Aren't Youth Workers Regulated in Ontario?

Approximately 40 professions in the province are professionally regulated such as doctors, lawyers, teachers and accountants. You would think that those who work with society's most vulnerable children and youth with complex emotional and mental health needs would have an oversight body. That is not the case.