The New Reality
Kids ‘may not be safe’ in Ontario’s child welfare system
They are among the most vulnerable in our society: kids in the child welfare system - mistreated, neglected, deemed unwanted, or too challenging. Ontario has the greatest number of kids in care in the country - at over 12,000. For years there’s been talk of overhauling the system: blueprints, redesigns, modernization strategies. And yet, as a year-long investigation by Global News and APTN uncovered, the child welfare system remains deeply flawed. As Carolyn Jarvis reports for The New Reality, the kids who go into care today are often scarred from the experience.