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Revisiting the Re-imagination of Child Welfare Systems in Canada

June 14, 2018 | By |

As part of its 2016 A2J Week programming, TAG convened Re-imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada, an Indigenous justice symposium to examine the over-representation of Indigenous children and youth in care in Ontario and explored new approaches to child welfare.

Building the impetus for change, the Journal of Law and Social Policy (JLSP) recently published a volume edited by Janet Mosher and Jeffery Hewitt containing papers from the 2016 Re-imagining Child Welfare Systems in Canada Symposium. The Symposium was hosted by the JLSP, Osgoode Hall Law School, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, theAfrican Canadian Legal Clinic and The Action Group on Access to Justice. The Symposium brought together academics, practitioners, community-based organizations and those with lived experience to foster conversation, deepen analyses, and re-imagine radically different child welfare systems.

Mosher and Hewitt provide deepened analyses and maintain child welfare systems across Canada remain plagued by serious shortcomings.

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