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‘A better way’: An Indigenous alternative to Ontario’s faltering child-welfare system

4:14 An Indigenous child welfare agency’s fight to restore culture and raise kids at home Ethan Pokno’s knee shakes nervously as he recalls the moment he says his whole life flashed before him. He was 12 years old. He and his three younger brothers were sent to foster homes and …

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How one Ontario child welfare agency is fighting to fix a broken system

3:43 No group homes: Sarnia Children’s Aid Society’s bold approach to child welfare When Dawn Flegel took over Sarnia’s children’s aid society in 2012, she went on a listening tour about the child-welfare system that left her feeling appalled. At roundtables, kids described brutal conditions. Being stigmatized. Feeling isolated. One kid said …

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Boy found malnourished, living in squalor after ‘chronic neglect’ by Toronto children’s aid: report

When Toronto police arrived at an apartment in October 2018, officers were horrified by what they discovered. The overwhelming stench of cigarette smoke and cat feces filled the air. The floors and walls were filthy. Soiled pull-up diapers lay scattered around the residence. Cockroaches — both live and dead — …

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