July 19, 2016
Advocate releases Special Report on overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in the child welfare system
“The overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in the child welfare system in Alberta is among the highest in Canada. Significant reforms are needed, and should be based on a renewed partnership between Government and Aboriginal people.
The voices of Aboriginal people must be heard.”
– Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate
Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the overrepresentation of children and youth in the intervention system (child welfare system) and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act.
Read the full news release.
Read the OCYA special report “Voices for Change: Aboriginal Child Welfare in Alberta”.
Watch the video.
Read more about the special report process.