Eight Children from Nunavut Placed in Unlicensed Group Homes in Alberta

Matisse Harvey, Emma Hautecoeur - CBC News

The Nunavut government placed eight children under child services care in three unlicensed group homes in Airdrie, Alta., over the last year.

According to information obtained by Radio-Canada, the company managing those homes didn't have the proper facility-based childcare licences to accept the children, and the province wasn't informed of their presence in Alberta until months after their arrival.

Nunavut regularly sends children in care who have complex needs to provinces in the south when services are not available in the territory. That can include children who experience developmental, behavioural or mental health challenges, or those who live with severe disabilities.