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Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
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Contract - full-time
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
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Ottawa discriminated against kids on reserves, human rights panel says

Posted January 26, 2016

Article Source  Toronto Star


The federal government discriminated against children on reserves in its funding of child welfare services, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled Tuesday.

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.

CRA to wind down political activities audit program for charities



“The results of the political activities audit program have shown that the charities audited have been substantially compliant with the rules regarding their involvement in political activities. In light of these outcomes, the program will be concluded.”


- The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue

Director of Advocacy Services (Toronto)

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
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Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Thursday, February 04, 2016

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Ontario human rights chief calls for race-based stats for kids in care

Posted  January 11, 2016

Article Source  Toronto Star


"Systemic and persistent discrimination" is likely involved in a disproportionate number of aboriginal and black children being taken from their families and placed into care, Ontario's Chief Human Rights Commissioner says.

New Toronto Police Initiative: Expanding Pre-charge Youth Diversion

Posted December 17, 2015

Article Source The Court


Toronto police are set to launch a new youth diversion program that will be fully implemented by early 2016.

Government too restrictive in child refugee cases, Supreme Court rules

Posted December 10, 2015

Article Source The Globe and Mail


The Supreme Court of Canada has told the Canadian government it has misread the "humanitarian and
compassionate" grounds for letting failed refugee claimants stay, applying too restrictive a definition, particularly where children are involved.

Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth - Annual Report 2014 | 2015


Just Released: Annual Report 2015


Today, I am pleased to share my Office’s latest Annual Report, which recounts our work with young people and our partners over the past 12 months. Our Annual Report provides an opportunity for reflection and recognition as we look back on our many accomplishments in supporting and elevating the voices of young people across our mandate.


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