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Child welfare newborn ‘birth alerts’ under review in Manitoba: province – Globalnews.ca

September 19, 2019 There isn’t a plan to end the use of birth alerts in Manitoba — when social service workers warn hospitals of at-risk expectant mothers without the parents’ consent — but the province is reviewing the practice along with the child welfare system as a whole. “The continued use of birth alerts is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201913 Views

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More women, more people of colour but fewer Indigenous MLAs in Manitoba legislature – CBC

Sep 12, 2019 15 women, 7 people of colour and 7 Indigenous candidates were elected on Tuesday Thirty of the MLAs in Manitoba’s 57-seat legislature this fall will be women, people of colour, Indigenous people or LGBTQ. Fifteen women were elected to the legislature in Tuesday’s provincial election, along with seven people of colour, seven […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201917 Views

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Operating in the dark’: How much detail courts get in child protection cases depends on where you live – CBC

In Manitoba, lack of information make it difficult to work on solutions: lawyer Jul 14, 2019 Little is revealed at the outset of Manitoba child protection cases about why kids are taken into care, a recent CBC investigation into child protection court found — but lawyers in two other provinces say that’s not the case […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 201960 Views

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Inside Manitoba’s child protection court, where families learn their fate in 10 minutes – CBC

Once CFS is involved, families go to child protection court to determine next steps Jun 27, 2019 On any given Monday morning on the fourth floor of the Winnipeg Law Courts, parents are shuffled in and out of a small courtroom to learn the fate of their family unit. Outside, the rows of green chairs […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201996 Views

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Federal judge rejects flooded First Nation’s calls for more home construction – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — A federal judge has rejected calls by a First Nation evacuated during the 2011 Interlake flood diversion to have Ottawa provide double the number of houses that were washed away. In a ruling obtained by the Free Press, a federal judge said First Nations can expect Ottawa only to restore a reserve’s housing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2019107 Views

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AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach

AFN National Chief Bellegarde Says First Nations Responsibility for Child Welfare Key to New Legislation, Urges Investments to Support New Approach (Ottawa, ON) – Following the introduction of federal legislation on Indigenous child welfare today in Parliament, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that First Nations children are the first priority […]

by pmnationtalk on February 28, 2019101 Views

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Manitoba Implements Provincewide Block Funding in Child Welfare System

Agencies to Retain Children’s Special Allowance: Stefanson The Manitoba government is implementing a new funding approach as part of its plan to reform the child welfare system and provide stronger supports to children and families, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “Block funding will fund authorities and agencies up front to improve outcomes for children […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201995 Views

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CFS agencies need to focus more on keeping families together than on apprehensions says former case worker – APTN News

February 7, 2019 Today’s InFocus was the last in a three-part series putting the child welfare system under the microscope. Natasha Reimer spent her entire life bounced from foster home to foster home when she was apprehended as a young girl from an unsafe home. While the system kept her separated from a mother who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201979 Views

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‘They just ripped them out of my hands’: A mother shares her experience with the child welfare system on InFocus – APTN News

January 31, 2019 On the second edition of a three-part series about child and family services (CFS) on InFocus, Host Melissa Ridgen talks with parents who found themselves targets of CFS agencies and how they beat. or continue to fight they system. Stacy Owl lost her five children two years ago on the word of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201970 Views

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CBC Investigates: Province changes how it counts kids in care, reports lower number than Manitoba child welfare agencies – CBC

10,776 kids in care, province says after change to how number is tallied, but agencies say total is 11,143 Jan 18, 2019 At first glance, it looks like the number of children in care in Manitoba decreased from just over 10,700 to 10,328 last year — a figure touted by the Families minister as the first decrease in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201995 Views

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