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Ontario won’t say where high needs youth were moved after Thunder Bay, Ont. group homes shut down – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 201788 Views

‘These children required specialized care and options were very limited,” First Nations leader says

Jun 16, 2017

After conducting unannounced inspections, Ontario has closed three privately-run group homes in Thunder Bay, but it’s not clear where the high risk youth who were staying there have been moved.

The homes, run by Johnson Children’s Services, Inc., were closed after “a report of concerns” prompted the inspections, according to a spokesperson for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. The homes are contracted by Tikanagan Child and Family Services to house First Nations children in their care who have a mental health diagnosis.

Tammy Keeash, 17, of North Caribou Lake First Nation, was staying in one of the Johnson homes when she disappeared on May 6. Her body was found the next day in the floodway of the McIntyre River in Thunder Bay.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/group-homes-closed-1.4162049

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