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45 years later and I remember the boy in the wall. 1,972 more words
Always good to have better data to ensure improved analysis:
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Ontario’s children’s minister says he will direct the province’s 47 children’s aid societies to collect race-based data as part of an effort to reduce the high number of black kids in care.
The disparities are quite striking and like all studies, force questioning into the reasons why, including implicit bias:
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New research that for the first time calculates disparity in Ontario’s child protection system has found that aboriginal and black kids are far more likely to be investigated and taken into care than white children.
But data should be used not only to identify bias and ensure consistent treatment but also by communities to discuss aspects that may be internal: 313 more words
A Toronto law firm has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as a placeholder for a possible $75-million class-action lawsuit against the province. 697 more words
The OPP is investigating and the families of 285 children’s aid clients in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville were to be contacted Tuesday after an electronic file with the names of the clients was posted on the Internet by unknown third party. 527 more words