Elaine Toombs, Alexandra S. Drawson, Tina Bobinski, John Dixon, Christopher J. Mushquash - Child & Family Social Work5 Jan 2018
A First Nations child welfare organization has prioritized further understanding of reunification and parenting, including identification of successes and barriers to reunification, and service needs within communities. These priorities were addressed with a community-based participatory research model and guided by a Research Advisory.
This article from CBC News tells the story of Robert Kalkman, a victim of Canada's "Sixties Scoop" who was taken away from his Indigenous mother as a baby by child welfare services and adopted by a non-native family.
An upcoming report from the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness indicates that there is a strong link between youth homelessness and foster care, with nearly three out of every five Canadian homeless youth having been a part of the child welfare system at some point, says the article.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on behalf of the government of Canada, has offered a formal apology for the use of residential schools for indigenous children in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to this article from the BBC.