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Ontario Announces Funding to Combat Sex Trafficking

Support to Voice Found will Raise Awareness and Strengthen Supports for Survivors June 18, 2019 OTTAWA – Ontario is protecting what matters most by investing up to $271,000 in funding for Voice Found, an Ottawa-based organization that supports survivors of sex trafficking. The province is also looking at new approaches to combat trafficking, support survivors […]

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OHRC releases annual report, Foundation of Freedom

June 18, 2019 Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) submitted Foundation of Freedom, its 2018 – 2019 annual report. This report highlights the OHRC’s work to provide strong, independent oversight over human rights across Ontario. Foundation of Freedom shows the important role of independent human rights oversight agencies in promoting and protecting rights, and engaging with vulnerable […]

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Genocide against Indigenous peoples a side note of UN Human Rights commissioner’s visit to Ottawa – APTN News

June 17, 2019 The United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights wants Canada to implement the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ (MMIWG) 231 calls for justice. Michelle Bachelet, a former two-term president of Chile, was in Ottawa Monday for meetings with federal officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201915 Views

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Government to accept Criminal Code changes pushing for harsher sentences in crimes against Indigenous women – Ottawa Citizen

Justice Minister David Lametti said Monday that the changes to the bill are ‘in the spirit of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls’ June 17, 2019 OTTAWA — The federal government will adopt changes to its criminal justice legislation, Bill C-75, that will require judges to consider harsher sentences in cases […]

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OHRC Community Engagement Strategy: 2019 Update

June 17, 2019 The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) approved a Community Engagement Strategy, Communities for change, in 2018 and also committed to reviewing it on an annual basis. This Update summarizes the results of the 2019 review. A new environment By adopting and adhering to its engagement strategy, the OHRC has deepened its relationships with a […]

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A Niagara perspective on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report’s calls for justice – Niagara Falls Review

More education about Indigenous culture needed advocates say Chelsie John was just 16 years old when she was called a “squaw” by one of her teachers at Lakeshore Catholic School in Port Colborne. Back in her high school days, Liz Sault (pronounced Soo) was often called Liz Sault the Wahoo. Both women say the name […]

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Yukoners receive Community Safety Awards

Thirteen Yukoners, one program and a four legged friend were recognized for their efforts to prevent crime and foster community safety at the seventh annual Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards on Wednesday, May 29. The 2019 Community Safety Award recipients are: Whitehorse Correctional Centre Gardening Program (Ingrid Wilcox, Craig Cameron, John Gullison) – Exceptional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201921 Views

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Thunder Bay mother accuses Dilico of kidnapping children after lawyer’s letters ignored – APTN News

June 17, 2019 It’s been 18 days since a Thunder Bay mother revoked her consent to her children being in care. By law she should have had a court hearing within the first five days or her children returned. But Dilico Anishinabek Family Care hasn’t responded to her lawyer. The mother wants to know how […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201934 Views

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RCMP officer in sex assault interrogation video sued for punitive damages – APTN News

June 15, 2019 The woman at the centre of a disturbing video, recorded while she was reporting a sexual assault in Kelowna in 2012, is suing the RCMP officer who interrogated her. The case stems from then-Const. Kent Hall’s interrogation of the woman who was just 17 at the time. In the interview video obtained […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201942 Views

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OPINION: Canada can do better; P.E.I. can do better, too – The Guardian

With the recent release of the devastating final report from the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG), the world is now focusing on the way Canada will react to being identified as the perpetrator of a “genocide.” While people can debate the use of that word, what cannot be debated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201923 Views

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Northumberland OPP probe suspicious fire in Alderville First Nation – Global News

Northumberland OPP are investigating the fourth suspicious fire this spring in the Roseneath area after a blaze destroyed a home in Alderville First Nation early Sunday morning. Around 1 a.m., while responding to an unrelated call, an officer noticed flames from an abandoned home on Megyaak Drive. The area is about 60 kilometres south of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201911 Views

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Government of Canada invests in protecting children and youth from online exploitation

From: Public Safety Canada News release June 14, 2019 Coquitlam, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Protecting Canadians, especially children and youth, from sexual exploitation on and offline is a priority the Government of Canada takes very seriously. The government is taking a leadership role in combatting this serious crime and is supporting the efforts of […]

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NU Government: Corrections Act receives Royal Assent

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 14, 2019) – Nunavut’s new Corrections Act has received Royal Assent. It ensures that the territory’s corrections system incorporates culturally-relevant programming and rehabilitation measures, founded in Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit. “This made-in Nunavut Corrections Act will make Nunavut’s correctional system a leader in the protection of inmate rights and is a reflection of the […]

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Community celebrates student accomplishments at Gold River Eagle Feather Youth Program closing ceremony

On June 11, 15 First Nation middle and high school students from Acadia First Nation and the surrounding Chester area gathered at the Gold River Community Centre with family, volunteers, community leaders and invited guests to celebrate their completion of the Gold River Eagle Feather Youth Program. The program has been operating for two years […]

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Anniversary of Bernice Rich’s murder marked by community walk – CBC

People in Natuashish walked for all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls Jun 14, 2019 Parents held their children’s hands. Men in the community prayed. And others wore purple as they walked side by side, through Natuashish on Thursday to remember Bernice Rich and all other missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Rich […]

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It’s not fair’: Thunderchild First Nation woman mourning violent death of son, disappearance of family friend – CBC

Law enforcement investigating death of Cook-Buckle, disappearance of Tiki Brook-Lyn Laverdiere Jun 14, 2019 Two provinces, two young people, a violent death and a disappearance that’s being investigated as a homicide are turning into a nightmare for a woman from the Thunderchild First Nation. At the beginning of April, Nicole Cook lost her son, Tristen […]

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The AFNQL Supports the Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Wendake, June 13, 2019 – Minister Sylvie D’Amours, on behalf of the Government of Quebec, tabled a motion confirming the province’s response to the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The commissioners of the National Inquiry also tabled an additional report on the specific situation of Indigenous women […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201935 Views

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MMIWG commissioner visits Winnipeg one last time as national inquiry wraps up – APTN News

June 12, 2019 Family members of Winnipeg’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls came together to stand hand in hand with commissioner Michéle Audette in what would mark the end of the national inquiry but more importantly mark the beginning of healing for many involved. Audette was in the city Tuesday for a community […]

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Southern Manitoba First Nations Vote to Seize Control of Child Welfare

June 12, 2019 The Southern Chiefs Organization held a special Chief’s summit yesterday in Winnipeg, Manitoba to discuss issues pertaining to child and family services. In unanimous votes, leadership passed resolutions aimed at restructuring the Southern First Nations Network of Care, developing Anishinaabe and Dakota family law. And, to collaborate with Southern First Nations that […]

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Pikangikum Evacuee killed in Vehicle Pedestrian Accident – Netnewsledger

June 12, 2019 PIKANGIKUM – NEWS – In the early morning on June 12th, a 16-year-old girl who was recently evacuated from the far north First Nation community of Pikangikum was struck and killed by a vehicle in Cochrane, Ontario. The girl was one of over 2,000 community members who were evacuated from their homes […]

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Four dead babies in care with one common theme: Dilico Anishinabek Family Care – APTN News

June 13, 2019 Breanne LeClair will never forget the day she got a call saying her son had turned blue and was not breathing. As she rushed to a Thunder Bay hospital LeClair called her case worker at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. “I told her if anything happens to him it’s your fault. This is […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201950 Views

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Chief commissioner says genocide against Indigenous women is ‘obvious’

Credits: The Canadian Press Marion Buller, chief commissioner of the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, says the genocide against them is ‘pretty obvious’ to her. She made the remarks in a speech at a conference on the topic at the University of British Columbia. Use our news video on your […]

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Government of Canada announces investment in women’s organizations in Ottawa

From: Status of Women Canada June 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality Women’s organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201927 Views

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Mother of Jordan Lafond, FSIN want independent oversight of probes when people die dealing with police – Star Phoenix

June 11, 2019 SASKATOON — Indigenous groups want Saskatchewan to establish an independent civilian-led authority to oversee investigations when people die or are hurt in dealings with police. The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Mistawasis Nehiyawak Cree First Nation west of Prince Albert say they are making the call to support Charmaine Dreaver. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201951 Views

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Daphne Bramham: Human trafficking is pervasive and largely ignored in Canada – Winnipeg Sun

The pervasiveness of human trafficking shocked the chief commissioner of the inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. It should shock us all into action. “After 22 years as a judge, I thought I knew about human trafficking,” Marion Buller, chief commissioner of the inquiry into Canada’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201920 Views

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NS Government: Applications Open for Crime Prevention Funding

June 10, 2019 Nova Scotia communities, organizations and law enforcement agencies can apply for funding to help in their efforts to combat and address the impacts of crime and violence. Funding through the Community Crime Intervention Initiative will support the development of programs and increased resources. “Crime affects us all, it undermines our safety and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201919 Views

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RCMP, GNWT ECE (PWNHC) and DOJ receive Premier’s Award

June 10, 2019 Yellowknife, Northwest Territories The team of representatives from GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre – PWNHC), Department of Justice and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), have won the Premier’s Award for Collaboration. The exhibit “We took care of them: Special Constables in the NWT” honours the […]

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Cold comfort: Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women pin hopes on national police task force – CBC

“That’s where the root problem is. The policing,’ says one grieving father Jun 11, 2019 As people poured into the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. a week ago to watch the closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, one father stood outside in the cold rain […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201932 Views

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BC Government: Jail replacement to bring local jobs, enhanced programs

June 10, 2019 NANAIMO – With $157 million in capital funding approved, the replacement of Nanaimo Correctional Centre (NCC) will proceed, creating approximately 1,000 project-related jobs and a purpose-built facility that enhances safety, security and space to continue successful programs. “NCC and the therapeutic community within it have an impressive history of changing lives for […]

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Ford meets with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Bellegarde

Credits: The Canadian Press Assembly of First Nations National Chief Bellegarde says he’s not concerned that some governments are not using the term genocide to when discussing the findings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Girls. On his way into a meeting with Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Bellegarde says he […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201950 Views

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Teenager found dead in Lake Superior near Fort William First Nation – CBC

Jun 10, 2019 OPP are investigating the death of 14-year-old Adam Spade from Marten Falls First Nation. According to a media release, the teenager was reported missing to the Anishnabek Police Service from a home on Fort William First Nation on Thursday. Two days later, on Saturday, Adam Spade was found dead in Lake Superior […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201928 Views

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Violence against Indigenous women in Canada: The legal and moral imperatives behind the inquiry’s calls for justice – RCI

10 June 2019 In the wake of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’ final report, attention is now turning toward whether its 231 recommendations will be acted upon. Last Monday, the national inquiry held its closing ceremony in Gatineau, Que., where it delivered its final report to government. The inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201924 Views

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Nunavut struggling to implement law aimed at curbing spousal abuse – Nunatsiaq News

10 June, 2019 “It appears that we in this territory are not intervening early enough when it comes to cases of abuse” When Nunavut’s legislators passed the Family Abuse Intervention Act in 2006, they envisioned the new law would tackle spousal abuse in a way that was more in tune with Inuit culture, and recognized […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 201912 Views

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Liberals pressed on missing, murdered Indigenous women, girls report

Credits: The Canadian Press New Democrats use much of their time in question period to ask the Liberals to publicly accept the findings of the inquiry report into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, and move quickly on the recommendations. (June 4, 2019.) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/multi… The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 201955 Views

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$59-thousand awarded to address intimate partner violence in New Brunswick

The national RCMP Family Violence Initiative Fund (FVIF) has awarded a total of $59-thousand to support initiatives in New Brunswick. The Elsipogtog After-School program, an extended collaboration between Elsipogtog Child and Family Services, and Eastern Door, will receive a $20-thousand community grant. The money will be used to engage First Nations youth aged 11-15 in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201944 Views

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Thomas Carrique becomes OPP’s 15th Commissioner – Wawa-news.com

During a tradition-filled change of command ceremony today, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) welcomed Thomas Carrique as its 15th Commissioner. Interim Secretary of Cabinet Steven Davidson, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and OPP Commissioner Emeritus Julian Fantino joined a large contingent of family, friends, police leaders and colleagues to witness (Retired) Commissioner Vince Hawkes pass the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201914 Views

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New Commanding Officer appointed for the British Columbia RCMP

This afternoon the RCMP held a change of Command of Command ceremony in Surrey to welcome Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan as the new Commanding Officer of the BC RCMP. Deputy Commissioner Strachan succeeds Deputy Commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr, who retired after 30 years in the service. “Deputy Commissioner Strachan is an accomplished leader with unparalleled policing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201922 Views

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Nineteen projects receive Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust funds

Nineteen community-led projects focused on crime prevention and services for victims are receiving $514,159.40 in funding from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust. Projects include supporting youth mental and sexual health; exploring issues related to intolerance and hate crimes; celebrating Pride, families and community; and supporting healthy activities for children, families and youth. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201918 Views

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Indigenous people expect action, Mamakwa – Dryden Now

07 June 2019 Provincial representatives are taking in the recent report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. The report called for over 230 “calls to action” to address violence, discrimination and systemic racism on the Indigenous community. During Question Period at Queen’s Park, Kiiwetinoong MPP and Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation critic, […]

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Manitoba man jailed after judge says ‘justified’ self-defence went too far, killing home intruder – CBC

Vincent Bunn, 21, was killed by Dakota Pratt during 2016 home invasion on Birdtail Sioux First Nation Jun 07, 2019 A Manitoba judge says a man was justified in trying to defend himself from a late-night intruder, but sentenced him to jail time for killing the intruder when he took that defence too far. Dakota […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201964 Views

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Woman at centre of RCMP interrogation video says outside agency needs to investigate police – APTN News

June 7, 2019 The Indigenous woman at the centre of a disturbing video has concerns after the B.C. RCMP announced a “fulsome review” of her case. “Hopefully, they do it with an unbiased view but I don’t think that is going to happen,” she told APTN News. RCMP Deputy Commissioner Jennifer Strachan announced the review […]

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Families respond to report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Credits: The Canadian Press Survivors and families of victims describe difficulty of testifying, call for action after release of report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The 1,200-page report describes the deaths and disappearances as ‘genocide’ and makes 231 recommendations. (June 3, 2019.) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/multi… […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201983 Views

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Anishinabek Nation seeks action for missing, murdered Indigenous women and girls – North Bay Nugget

June 6, 2019 The Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation is calling for the final report on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls to not be “another document that just sits on the shelf.” “This matter is far too grave and far too prominent to let it go unaddressed,” Grand Council Chief Glen […]

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Taloyoak Justice Committee seeking members

06 June 2019  Do you have knowledge and experience in dealing with social issues, restorative justice and Inuit societal values? Interested in helping victims and offenders? The Taloyoak Justice Committee is looking for community members. Justice committees in Nunavut use a community-based justice approach to assist victims of crime and work with people who […]

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“We will not let Canada forget our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

June 3, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) acknowledges the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls as a guiding document for concrete actions to be taken to protect Indigenous women and girls. The National Inquiry’s Final Report was released today with 231 Calls […]

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Families of missing Indigenous children welcome call for Quebec inquiry – CBC

Jun 05, 2019 More than 50 Innu, Anishnabe, Atikamekw children sent away for medical treatment never returned home Pierre-Paul Niquay feels pangs of fear to this day when he thinks about his two older brothers who were sent to hospital and never came home. “I was born right after they disappeared, and there are times […]

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‘The world should have stopped’: An Indigenous woman responds to Canada’s admission of genocide – Ricochet

This week the prime minister of Canada admitted that Indigenous women and girls, queer and trans people, and two-spirited people have experienced and are experiencing genocide. As a Gitxaala and Tsimshian woman who was raised on B.C.’s Highway 16, the notorious Highway of Tears, I am astonished and struggling to process this. Lawyer Raphael Lemkin […]

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Indigenous police chief calls for governments to implement MMIWG recommendations – CityNews

Jun 5, 2019 MONTREAL — The head of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association is calling on Ottawa and Quebec to address the chronic underfunding of Indigenous police forces outlined in this week’s report of a national public inquiry. Dwayne Zacharie says the lack of funding for First Nations police forces is a long-standing […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201929 Views

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Anti-racism organization asks Goodale to investigate after Indigenous man dies in Saskatoon correctional facility – MBC Network Radio Online

Jun 5, 2019 A Saskatchewan anti-racism organization is calling on Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale to investigate after an Indigenous man died at the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre last month. The Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism is alleging 32-year-old Benjamin Toutsaint hanged himself on May 18 after repeated calls for help were ignored. SCAR spokesperson […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201941 Views

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(AB) Child and Youth Advocate releases first mandatory reviews into child deaths

June 5, 2019 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has released reviews into the circumstances of nine young people who passed away between April 1 and September 30, 2018. These are the first mandatory releases since Bill 18, the Child Protection and Accountability Act, was proclaimed in March 2018. This legislation expanded […]

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