‘It’s horrific. It really is’: The suicide deaths of two teens in care raise questions about child welfare in Ontario – APTN News

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April 24, 2020

Pamela Freeman’s apartment is filled with photographs of her grandson Devon. They are a memorial of a life cut too short, one filled with pain and loss but also love.

“He started to have struggles when his mom passed away and he was only six,” Freeman remembers. “But he never cried, his only way of expressing himself was anger.”

Devon Freeman, from Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in Ontario, was diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and struggled with mental health challenges throughout most of his young life.

When the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton suggested he be moved to the Lynwood Charlton Centre, a group home licensed by the Ontario government, his grandmother was hopeful that he would finally receive the treatment he so desperately needed.

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