Too many aboriginal kids in child welfare systems, premiers say – CTV

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2015761 Views

July 17, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Canada’s premiers are raising concerns about the high number of aboriginal children in care as they urge the federal government to help them address the issue.

The premiers released a report by their Aboriginal Children in Care Working Group at the Council of the Federation meeting in St. John’s, N.L.

It says indigenous kids are over-represented in child welfare systems across Canada.

It calls for more social and economic supports that might improve life for the most at-risk children.

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