Crisis /trauma

Toronto's promising alternative to child protection is in demand

Posted January 22, 2016

Article Source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Across Canada, aboriginal and black children are more likely to be taken from their families and put in care than children from other groups. That's an overrepresentation that many child protection agencies are trying to change.

One approach, called family group conferencing, brings the extended family together to come up with a solution.

New guide helps professionals understand that privacy is not a barrier to disclosing important information about children at risk – now available!


New guide helps professionals understand that privacy is not a barrier to disclosing important information about children at risk

Unveiling a safe haven for LGBTQ youth

Posted January 19, 2016

Article Source Toronto Star


Toronto researcher Alex Abramovich was interviewing a homeless transgender teen about her  experiences when the penny dropped about his own sexual identity.

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Please post for Syrian Refugees and their Sponsors

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#BlackLivesMatterTO: Petition to End Police Carding in Ontario NOW

The rumours of carding ending are false. And there isn't nearly enough public knowledge about that. We want to use this petition to ensure that people really know what's up, and to show the government that we're hip to their game. We're hoping to hit 5000 signatures by the 12th. Please help us push this.


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