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October 29, 2020

29 October, 2020

Right-ing on the wall

A 16-year-old who has a developmental disability and lives in a group home contacted us to raise questions about his rights.

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October 29, 2020

29 October, 2020

A better way

A 13-year-old racialized youth complained to us after her children’s aid society (CAS) called the police to transport her to a new group home – which they did by handcuffing her and placing her in the back of a police vehicle.

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September 28, 2020

28 September, 2020

Family feud

A 16-year-old youth living in a group home complained to our Office that staff at the home were not allowing him to contact certain members of his family because his mother – his legal guardian – did not want him speaking to them.

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August 28, 2020

28 August, 2020

A cry for help

A 15-year-old emailed us that she was being physically and verbally abused by her mother, and had started to self-harm and even attempted suicide as a result.

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July 31, 2020

31 July, 2020

Safe slumber

A 16-year-old living in a foster home sought our help when she was invited to spend the night at a friend’s house, but her foster care agency denied her request, citing COVID-19 restrictions.

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July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

Right to safety

An 11-year-old told us she felt unsafe in her group home after another resident threatened her with a knife.

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July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

Not as planned

A young person who was serving a youth sentence at an adult correctional facility complained to us that he was not being provided access to services required by his court-ordered plan.

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March 31, 2020

31 March, 2020

A cut above

A Black youth living in a rural group home with little access to public transit complained to us that staff would not drive him to get a haircut.

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February 26, 2020

26 February, 2020

Left out in the cold

The mother of a teenager with developmental disability complained to us about an incident involving her daughter at a group home.

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January 31, 2020

31 January, 2020

The right process

A mother called our Children and Youth Unit after her local children’s aid society told her it would not review her complaint due to a lack of information.

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November 29, 2019

29 November, 2019

On her own

A 16-year-old youth in care of a children’s aid society felt that her needs were not being met since she had a change in caseworkers.

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October 31, 2019

31 October, 2019

Right to complain

When a woman complained to us about how she and her family were treated by a children’s aid society, we first advised her to contact her caseworker and raise the issue through the society’s internal process.

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September 30, 2019

30 September, 2019

That's the place

Unhappy with his placement at a foster home, a 17-year-old asked his children’s aid society caseworker for a placement change, only to be told the home he was staying in was best for him.

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July 31, 2019

31 July, 2019

Review askew

A 16-year-old girl living in a group home told us she had asked her children’s aid society worker to initiate a review of her placement because she felt unsafe, but the caseworker didn't follow up with her.
 

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May 31, 2019

31 May, 2019

Coverage confusion

A pregnant youth called us for help when she went for an ultrasound and was told her health card was cancelled.

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May 31, 2019

31 May, 2019

Staying connected

A young person in a treatment group home called us, saying she felt like she had no one to talk to.

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May 31, 2019

31 May, 2019

Movin’ on up

A 15-year-old who had been in a group home for three years sought our help in moving into a foster home where he could become more independent.

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