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Advocate for Children and Youth responds to report to Canada’s premiers on Aboriginal children in care

SASKATOON – Last week, the Council of the Federation, the national organization of Canada’s premiers, discussed the report they had commissioned examining the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the child welfare system. This report, Aboriginal Children in Care: Report to Canada’s Premiers, has since been released to the public. Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 2015622 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

SASKATOON – Bob Pringle, the Advocate for Children and Youth, and his staff are celebrating National Aboriginal Day this year by participating in events with children, youth and families, and exploring how the Advocate’s office can help put recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into action. This week, advocates are joining youth and staff […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015514 Views

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All remaining IAP hearings to be scheduled May 27, 2015

Regina – May 27, 2015 – The Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS) has begun scheduling hearings for all unresolved claims of abuse at Indian Residential Schools. “There are currently about 4,000 IAP claims for which a hearing has not yet been held,” said Chief Adjudicator Dan Shapiro. “In order to reach our goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2015444 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Releases Investigation in Toddler’s Death in Overcrowded Foster Home

SASKATOON – Bob Pringle, Saskatchewan’s Advocate for Children and Youth, released his report No Time for Mark: The Gap Between Policy and Practice today. It is an investigation into a toddler in the care of the Minister of Social Services, who passed away in an overcrowded foster home. This child, referred to as “Mark” in the report, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 2015911 Views

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Government responds to Coroner’s Inquest Recommendations

May 7, 2015 The Government of Saskatchewan has released a detailed action plan outlining next steps to further strengthen the child welfare system and improve services and supports for the province’s most vulnerable families and their children.  These actions are in response to the jury recommendations coming out of the public inquest called by the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2015375 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Tables 2014 Annual Report

SASKATOON – Bob Pringle, Advocate for Children and Youth, tabled his 2014 Annual Report in the Legislative Assembly today. This report provides the opportunity for the Advocate to reflect on the past year and make recommendations to respect the rights, interests and well-being of Saskatchewan’s children and youth. In addition to in-depth critiques of the […]

by NationTalk on April 30, 2015433 Views

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Residential Schools Settlement Update for March 4, 2015

Update for March 4, 2015: The deadline for CEP Recipients to submit a Personal Credits Acknowledgement form is post marked by March 9th, 2015 in the province or territory where you reside. If you submit an Acknowledgement form that is postmarked after March 9th, 2015, it will be considered late and most likely will be […]

by NationTalk on March 4, 2015545 Views

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Racial Profiling of Aboriginal Peoples in Saskatchewan a Long-Standing and Deeply Troubling Problem

(Saskatoon, SK – December 17, 2014) The recent case of racial profiling involving Simon Ash-Moccasin is yet another example that racial profiling by Saskatchewan police continues. The victim was followed by Regina police and profiled as a suspect. When Ash-Moccasin tried to walk away, an officer pushed him up against a wall, handcuffed him and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 2014579 Views

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New Legal Program Helps Saskatchewan Children and Youth

December 2, 2014 The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce the official launch of a program that will help ensure the voices of children and youth are heard. The Public Guardian and Trustee Amendment Act, 2014 (No. 2) goes into effect today, which establishes the Counsel for Children program.  This new program is intended […]

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 2014524 Views

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