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Aboriginal kids in care: 4 approaches to improve Canada’s track record – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 2015598 Views

Jun 27, 2015

A look at what programs are working in a system that isn’t

The consensus among experts in social services is this: Canada’s current child-in-care system is deeply flawed.

There were nearly 30,000 children in care across the country in 2011, according to Statistics Canada, and nearly 50 per cent of those were aboriginal.

In provinces like Manitoba, that over-representation is even more apparent. Out of the over 10,000 children currently in care in the province, nearly 90 per cent are aboriginal.

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