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Manitoba to keep closer watch on firms who supervise kids in care

The private contractors who look after at-risk kids housed in hotels will be getting some additional supervision of their own.

Citing a government review that found “inconsistencies in the quality of care and in the value of the services provided,” Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross said senior staff from her department will directly oversee contract workers while the government works to reduce its reliance on private firms. 51 more words


Rare look inside secretive family court reveals parents struggling with poverty, addiction and mental illness

There isn’t a spare seat in this courthouse waiting room on a Wednesday at noon: Multi-generational families sit huddled together, wearing their winter coats. A woman talks on her cellphone, vowing to record her next interaction with the Children’s Aid Society, to have some kind of proof of suspected misdeeds. 2,080 more words


'A lost tribe': Child welfare system accused of repeating residential school history

Elders from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in north-western Ontario remember the bus that drove around their reserve picking up children and shuttling them to a waiting plane for a 345 kilometre flight north to Sandy Lake, a remote community with no outside road link, except for ice roads built on frozen lakes and rivers during the winter. 2,565 more words