Media Articles On Foster Care & Vulnerable Youth

‘This is an agonizing case’: Alberta stays charges in death of Indigenous girl

APTN News – August 13, 2019

B.C. youth launches podcast to talk about experiences in the foster care system

APTN News – August 12, 2019

Daphne Bramham: Why won’t B.C. fund Karly’s addiction recovery?

Vancouver Sun – August 9, 2019

Two B.C. ministries generate most complaints, says ombudsperson’s report

CTV News – August 1, 2019

Yukon moves on child welfare changes

APTN News – August 1, 2019

Yukon government accepts most recommendations to fix youth care

CBC News – July 29, 2019

Expanded Support to Help Youth from Care Attend University Still Falling Short

The Tyee – July 29, 2019

Housing, addiction treatment needed to end homelessness, Kamloops advocates say

Vancouver Sun – July 29, 2019

Widowed foster dad seeks a new ‘normal’ for foster kids

CBC News – July 28, 2019

Kamloops working to end youth homelessness by tackling its root causes

Vancouver Sun – July 27, 2019

Baby H is in her fifth foster home and family services has stopped communicating with family says grandfather

APTN News – July 19, 2019

Youth on Board program gives young people job opportunities with non-profit organizations

APTN News – July 19, 2019

B.C. serves up $6.3 million boost to province’s respite program

Surrey Now-Leader – July 18, 2019

B.C. children’s minister says she is looking into birth alert system

CFJC Today – July 18, 2019

Mom of Squamish girl who overdosed says laws have to change to help parents protect kids

Squamish Chief – July 16, 2019

Child-protection agency’s board resigns en masse to protest Doug Ford funding cuts

The London Free Press – July 11, 2019

Vulnerable teens lacked supervision in foster home without water or adequate food

CBC News – July 10, 2019

‘Affronting and deplorable’: Entire board of directors resigning from Brant Family and Children’s Services over funding

CTV News – July 10, 2019

‘No one listened’: How reports of sexual abuse in an Ontario foster home were allegedly dismissed for years

Global News – June 27, 2019

Canada’s premiers meet with Indigenous leaders to talk child and family services

Global News – July 9, 2019

Half of First Nations children on reserve live in poverty, new study says

APTN News – July 9, 2019

Study shows ’empirical’ link between residential schools and Indigenous youth in care: researcher

CBC News – July 4, 2019

‘Baby H’ taken again as living arrangement collapses

APTN News – June 28, 2019

‘We won’t tolerate it around our kids’: Rutland residents oppose social housing

CBC News – June 27, 2019

Birth alerts are ‘raced-based genocide’ says Mi’kmaw lawyer

APTN News – June 27, 2019

Indigenous newborn ‘Baby H’ returned to parents on brink of court hearing

APTN News – June 27, 2019

Coroner’s inquest: More treatment beds urged for young addicts

Times Colonist – June 27, 2019

‘The system has fallen apart:’ Victoria woman’s son died a day after being accepted to treatment centre

Victoria News – June 26, 2019

New B.C. care plan for mental health and addictions aimed at young people

CBC News – June 26, 2019

’Beautiful boy’ slipped between health-care cracks, father says after B.C. inquest

The Province – June 26, 2019

B.C. announces “pathway to hope” for families that need mental health treatment but can’t afford it

Vancouver Sun – June 26, 2019

Audio recording of B.C. social workers reveals hospital staff called to report neglect of 90-minute old infant

APTN News – June 26, 2019

B.C. MCFD moves in to seize 90-minute-old baby on report of neglect

APTN News – June 20, 2019

Language and child welfare bills pass as MPs head home for the summer

APTN News – June 20, 2019

B.C. ‘struggling’ to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor

CTV News – June 19, 2019

B.C. Auditor-General finds shortcomings in residential care for children

The Globe and Mail – June 19, 2019

Federal Indigenous child welfare reform bill one step closer to becoming law

APTN News – June 14, 2019

‘You’re constantly drowning’ in cases and paperwork, says B.C. social worker

The Discourse – June 11, 2019

Bridging the gap between young and old offers valuable lessons

CBC News – June 9, 2019

Renewed focus on Alberta’s child intervention system in wake of MMIW report

Edmonton Journal – June 7, 2019

Kelowna mom who grew up in care gets her life on track after rough start

The Daily Courier – June 6, 2019

What If We Gave Struggling Families as Much Support as Foster Parents?

The Tyee – June 6, 2019

Okanagan College student soars after turbulent upbringing

BC Local News – June 1, 2019

How much does it cost to raise a child with autism?

The Globe and Mail – May 28, 2019

Kwantlen Polytechnic University to Offer Mentorship Program for Former Youth in Care

The Runner – May 28, 2019

Province to axe child benefit for refugee claimants and others waiting for support

The Star – May 26, 2019

Couple spends $200,000 fighting CFS to get sick baby back

APTN News – May 24, 2019

Children’s aid societies facing $28M cut in provincial funding

CBC News – May 24, 2019

Mom gave up ‘J’ to First Nations foster care so she would have a better life

APTN News – May 24, 2019

‘Clearly inadequate’: Nunavut child advocate reports on mental health

APTN News – May 23, 2019

No Mandarin please: Mom complains against English policy in visits with kids in B.C. government care

Georgia Straight – May 22, 2019

Committee holds meeting on children and youth with neuro-diverse special needs – May 22, 2019

Children’s representative says ministry is ‘fundamentally responsible’ for sex assault victim in RCMP video

APTN News – May 21, 2019

Child apprehension violated charter rights, appeal argues

CBC News – May 20, 2019

B.C. program to help foster kids enter adulthood a mixed bag of experiences

Victoria News – May 15, 2019

UNDRIP Bill C-262 moves to Senate committee

APTN News – May 16, 2019

Indigenous teen’s ‘heinous’ treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of ’pattern,’ former B.C. child representative says

The Globe and Mail – May 16, 2019

Committee hearings end on proposed federal child welfare legislation

APTN News – May 14, 2019

‘Were you turned on by this at all?’: RCMP officer asks Indigenous youth during sexual assault report

APTN News – May 13, 2019

What it‘s like to foster 115 kids

Today’s Parent

Why don’t we care about foster kids in Canada?

SavvyMom – May 13, 2019

Director turfed at MCFD

North Shore News – May 9, 2019

‘We cannot have Canada’s commitment die on the order paper’: MPs hear the last arguments for and against the child welfare legislation

APTN News – May 9, 2019

First Nations chiefs call for protests to oppose Indigenous child welfare bill

CBC News – May 8, 2019

Medical bracelet program expanded to help youth with mental illness and psychiatric issues

CBC News – May 7, 2019

Got Some Advice for Kids in Care? Write Them a Letter!

The Tyee – May 3, 2019

Many children suffering because of Quebec’s broken youth-care system: groups

Montreal Gazette – May 2, 2019

‘No standard of care,’ former Ontario child advocate says of foster care system in call for overhaul

CBC News – May 2, 2019

‘No act of reconciliation is too small,’ says BC advanced education minister

National Observer – May 1, 2019

Tuition waivers help break cycle of poverty and hopelessness for former foster children

Burnaby Now – April 30, 2019

B.C. government is failing vulnerable kids and families, according to its own audits

Vancouver Courier – April 29, 2019

‘A broken system’: Adoptive families say child welfare agencies are failing on FASD

National Post – April 26, 2019

Saskatchewan’s social services minister wanted meeting without Indigenous groups

Vancouver Sun – April 25, 2019

Why the most common developmental disability in Canada is misdiagnosed or missed — and the devastating results

National Post – April 25, 2019

‘I felt like I was betraying my own’: Indigenous social workers open up about challenges

CBC News – April 24, 2019

Province announces $2.6M in funding for youth anti-gang programs

CBC News – April 23, 2019

For former youth in care, college tuition waiver ‘makes me hopeful’

Times Colonist – April 16, 2019

B.C. premier praises rapid growth of tuition program for former youth in care

The Province – April 16, 2019

‘They failed to protect Amy’: Child welfare agency, foster home sued for $5.5M over teen’s suicide

APTN News – April 16, 2019

Best interest of the child needs to be re-defined, before passing Bill C-92 says child advocate

APTN News – April 11, 2019

Indigenous birth keepers break cycle, keep families together

CBC News – April 10, 2019

‘Judged and ashamed’: Indigenous parents describe scrutiny, mistrust of social workers

CBC News – April 9, 2019

More allegations against second social worker accused of abusing the trust of Okanagan youth

BC Local News – April 9, 2019

SPECIAL SERIES: Fighting to keep Indigenous Families Intact

CBC News – April 4, 2019

Youth homelessness not just a ‘big city’ problem

BC Local News – April 3, 2019

Child welfare unit for newcomers unexpectedly shut down in Manitoba

National Post – April 2, 2019

Group calls for national autism program

CBC News – April 2, 2019

Easing education requirements for B.C. child protection workers prompts petition

CBC News – March 30, 2019

Child advocate, Canada square off over definition of who is a First Nations child

APTN News – March 28, 2019

Nine years after Proctor murder, Kimberly’s Law introduced in legislature for third time

Times Colonist – March 27, 2019

Should treatment be mandatory for self-harming, violent kids?

CTV News – March 27, 2019

Jody Paterson: Open procurement policies put community social-services groups at risk

Vancouver Sun – March 22, 2019

‘We’re free’: Family calls for change after newborn apprehended by CFS in viral video is returned

CBC News – March 21, 2019

Jordan’s Principle gets $1.2B from federal budget – but certain details missing

APTN News – March 19, 2019

Water, child services and languages focus of federal budget as government aims for Indigenous reconciliation progress

Fort McMurray Today – March 19, 2019

Federal budget offers promising new investments in children in Canada and around the world

Cision – March 19, 2019

Feds promise $4.5B in new spending on Indigenous peoples in pre-election budget

APTN News – March 19, 2019

Bill C-92 Introduced in Parliament: An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Children, Youth and Families

Cision – February 28, 2019

Ian Mulgrew: Victims of children’s ministry scandal step forward

Vancouver Sun – March 15, 2019

Extending involuntary confinement for at-risk youth a last resort, but sometimes necessary: child advocate

CBC News – March 14, 2019

How to fix Ottawa’s Indigenous child welfare legislation

The Star – March 14, 2019

Social worker may have taken $500K from vulnerable kids, lawyer says

CTV News – March 13, 2019

Number of B.C. teens struggling with anxiety up in 2018: study

Vancouver Sun – March 13, 2019

B.C. pledges $1.2M for ‘intensive supports’ aimed at steering kids away from gangs

CTV News – March 12, 2019

Tina Fontaine asked for help before she died, was told no beds, says children’s advocate

The Star – March 12, 2019

‘Children are going to die’: Manitoba Child Advocate calls for change

APTN News – March 12, 2019

B.C. social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault while in foster care

APTN News – March 11, 2019

Slain teen’s family hopes report ensures others don’t fall through the cracks

CHEK News – March 11, 2019

Atlin, B.C., welcomes home children of residential school students

CBC News – March 9, 2019

Indigenous child welfare reform bill ‘breaks new ground’ but will it save lives?

APTN News – March 7, 2019

$3B class action lawsuit filed against Ottawa over First Nations child welfare discrimination

CBC News – March 5, 2019

Legal aid report calls for child-protection clinics to help parents

Times Colonist – March 4, 2019

Indigenous youth, elders to live together in new Kamloops, B.C., housing project

CBC Radio – February 25, 2019

‘Just kind of felt like I was existing’: Life after aging out of care

APTN News – February 22, 2019

Young adults given skills to cope with anxiety

Chilliwack Progress – February 19, 2019

B.C. government unveils budget big on social spending, low on new taxes

Times Colonist – February 19, 2019

Trudeau silent on jurisdiction, but says coming child welfare bill ’embodies reconciliation’

APTN News – February 13, 2019

Turning Child Apprehension Fears into Cartoon Art

The Tyee – February 12, 2019

First Nations groups want fixes to draft child welfare law as Ottawa faces time crunch

CBC News – February 6, 2019

B.C. family feels parents are forsaken when ministry takes over care of teens

Global News – February 5, 2019

Dylan Cohen on Finding ‘Home’ after Foster Care

The Tyee – February 4, 2019

B.C. government launching new school-based mental-health programs

Global News – February 4, 2019

Ministry broadens hiring credentials for new frontline workers – January 31, 2019

Planned Mental Health Summit Shows Power of Letting Youth Lead

The Tyee – January 31, 2019

Northeast Foster Families – Fort St. John Foster Parents Information Session – January 29, 2019

Social impact bond could not only help at-risk moms, but give Manitoba’s government a chance to shine

CBC News – January 26, 2019

Signing a letter of understanding: a ‘real’ step toward reconciliation

My Cowichan Valley Now – January 25, 2019

Make child protection an essential service, investigator says

CBC News – January 24, 2019

Sask. program offers alternative to child apprehension for at-risk pregnant moms

CBC News – January 24, 2019

$7.5M, 5-year federal program to help Surrey, B.C., divert youth from gang life

National Post – January 22, 2019

How one B.C. community is fighting to keep Indigenous children with their families

The Globe and Mail – January 20, 2019

Jennifer Charlesworth: Improving social services for Indigenous youth key to moving forward

Vancouver Sun – January 18, 2019

Vancouver city council endorses free transit for youth

Surrey Now-Leader – January 17, 2019

New office to support mid-island Indigenous families and children in need

NanaimoNewsNOW – January 17, 2019

Cabinet shuffle shows reconciliation dropping in priority for Trudeau, say Indigenous advocates

CBC News – January 15, 2019

BC Indigenous Leaders Fear Cabinet Shuffle Signals End to Reconciliation Agenda

The Tyee – January 15, 2019

Case of B.C. boy whose leg was tied to another boy not properly investigated: judge

Vancouver Sun – January 14, 2019

Live stream of baby taken by child services challenges privacy laws — but family feels empowered

CBC News – January 12, 2019

Child custody assessments under review after complaints about former psychologist’s methods

CBC News – January 10, 2019

How to Turn House Repairs into Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers

The Tyee – January 3, 2019