Foster care in crisis
Canada is in shock after a plane crash in Iran leaves 176 dead, including 63 Canadians. Next week on Context, how Iranian-Canadian communities are mourning the tragic loss of life, on the heels of a U.S.-Iran conflict.
And Canada’s foster care is a system in dire need of change. Families investigated on a whim, children too quickly apprehended only to end up in long-term government care that affects their entire lives.
A look at programs that arm families and social workers with the right tools that put children first.
Plus, our Indigenous communities have an inordinate number of kids caught in child welfare. What is being done about it?
This week on Context: improving foster care one child and foster family at a time.
Mahesh Prajapat, Toronto Children’s Aid Society COO
Anna Amy Ho, Former foster child
Jennifer Clark, Former foster child
Susan Levi-Peters, Former chief of Elsipogtog First Nation
Stephanie Joy Styres, Youth Worker in Six Nations, Ontario
Crystal Lavalee, First Peoples Voices Producer
Jane Kovarikova, Child Welfare PAC Founder
Jennifer Francis, Safe Families Executive Director