Many describe the child-welfare system as broken and stuck. Indigenous families are hugely over-represented due to the ongoing impacts of colonization. Media is seen as a barrier to positive change. That’s why, for the past three years, The Discourse has been working with youth, parents and others connected to the system to deepen and improve reporting. We believe that by changing the story we can change the system.
Investigation reveals ministry isn't meeting critical standards. ‘This should be a four-alarm fire,’ social work professor says.
An illustrated look at a day in the life of a child-protection worker.
Part one of Justine’s trial reveals disturbing allegations and prompts a question: Who’s better equipped to raise kids — a mother carrying the weight of intergenerational abuse or the B.C. government?
B.C. judge finds psychologist’s assessment of Indigenous mom inadmissible.
This is a ‘groundbreaking’ decision, lawyer says.
After a three-year battle, this Siksika mom says she’s reached an agreement with B.C. social workers to bring her daughters home.
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B.C. has just 16 Roots workers for more than 2,000 Indigenous kids in the ministry’s care.
“I am not sure if they are trying to muzzle us or not, but we can lose our jobs if we talk to media, which is why staff are scared,” social worker says.