Archive for the Aboriginal Services Category

Landmark decision by Canadian Human Rights Tribunal a chance to begin righting past wrongs against First Nations children and families

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS), on behalf of its 44 member Children’s Aid Societies (CASs), welcomes the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling that the federal government has discriminated against First Nations children on reserves by failing to provide the same level of child welfare […]

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OACAS identifies reconciliation with Aboriginal communities as its key priority for 2016

Karen Hill, Director of Aboriginal Services at OACAS, discusses the journey so far and what lies ahead.

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Children’s Aid Societies visit the Ontario Legislature to advocate on key issues facing the sector

ANCFSAO and OACAS

On November 24, representatives from Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) across the province met at the Ontario Legislature for the child welfare sector’s annual MPP Briefing Day. For the first time, this event was co-hosted by the Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario (ANCFSAO) […]

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Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services on the path to becoming a mandated child protection agency

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services (DBCFS) is on its way to becoming a full-service child protection agency with the signing of the Protocol Concerning the Delivery of Child and Family Services. As the umbrella agency serving seven First Nation communities in the central-eastern Ontario area covering […]

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Aboriginal Children in Care Working Group present report to Canada’s Premiers

The Aboriginal Children in Care Working group recently released the Aboriginal Children in Care Report to Canada’s Premiers. The report states that Aboriginal children are over-represented in child welfare systems across Canada. In August 2014, Canada’s Premiers directed provinces and territories to work with Aboriginal communities in […]

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Aboriginal Children in Care – Report to Canada’s Premiers

The Aboriginal Children in Care Working group recently released its Aboriginal Children in Care Report to Canada’s Premiers. The report highlights the fact that Aboriginal children are vastly over-represented in child welfare systems across Canada. In August 2014, Canada’s premiers directed the provinces and territories to work with […]

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous – August 9

Commemorating the date of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous populations. The Day also recognizes the achievements and […]

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Release of Truth and Reconciliation Commission Summary Report

As Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, I would like to congratulate the Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on the release of their summary report on June 2. The report is a historic accomplishment that will change our […]

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report and Recommendations

On June 2, 2015, Justice Murray Sinclair released the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Summary Report. The report, which is 386 pages long and includes 94 recommendations, comes ahead of a final report that will be released later this year. The aim of the Commission and its report […]

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Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services Achieves Designation as CAS

We are pleased to announce that on April 1, 2015 Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services (KGCFS) received designation as a Children’s Aid Society pursuant to section 15(2) of the Child and Family Services Act. Click here to read Kina Gbezhgomi’s official announcement.

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