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Advocate’s report has new details on how system turned away Tina Fontaine – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 2019134 Views

Tina Fontaine’s great-aunt calls Child Advocate report ‘heavy’ and ‘heartbreaking’

Mar 12, 2019

Tina Fontaine didn’t get a single counselling session before her death, despite ongoing recommendations for mental health support and requests from her family, according to the long-awaited report in the teen’s death and the systems meant to protect her

The 115-page report from Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth says the teen wasn’t invited to participate in counselling after her father’s homicide in 2011, and the supports she needed to protect her from adults who were exploiting her in the final months of her life never came.

Daphne Penrose, the advocate, released her report in Fontaine’s home community of Sagkeeng First Nation, Man., at 11 a.m. CT. It makes five recommendations to Manitoba agencies.

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