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Event Review – Re-imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada: A Symposium

November 3, 2016 | By |

Over 220 participants from the public, community organizations and the justice sector gathered at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University to participate in a conference that explored new approaches to child welfare.

This event was organized by TAG along with the Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP), Osgoode Hall Law School, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the African Canadian Legal Clinic.

Panels throughout the day explored:

  • The implications of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society case for self-government in child welfare;
  • Community-based and community-led models that draw upon culturally-based knowledge;
  • The importance of good data; and
  • The complex interplay between child welfare involvement and systems of oppression.

Follow-up materials will be posted on The Journal of Law and Social Policy website.

This program has been accredited for 6.5 hours of Professionalism content.

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