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Ontario children’s aid society handed $1.3M after Global News report

An Ontario children’s aid society has received $1.3 million in new funding from the province one week after being profiled by Global News. Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society (CAS), located in southwestern Ontario, received the new money and is home to a groundbreaking initiative in the child-welfare system called “Chasing Zero.” …

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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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