Surely this is one of those ridiculous headlines ripped from the satirical Onion: “Children taken away from foster parents unwilling to say Easter Bunny is real.” 150 more words
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BURK’S FALLS — Workers locked out of their jobs by the Children’s Aid Society of the District of Nipissing and Parry Sound marched down Ontario Street in Burk’s Falls on Friday morning. 173 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