Connor Homes: Ontario family behind allegedly rundown group homes also own luxury vacation rentals
One of the biggest names in privately-run foster care and group homes in Ontario operates homes that, workers say, are falling apart and neglect kids in need. Meanwhile, a Global News and APTN investigation found that the family behind the group homes operates another business — offering luxurious vacation rentals with "all the spoils of the good life." And an examination of Connor Homes' finances raises questions about how much money the owners take as a cut of their private, for-profit foster care and group home business — and how much money is leftover for kids and foster parents. Among the documents analyzed by Global News and APTN were divorce court records, which revealed one of the leaders of Connor Homes, Sean Connor, was making an estimated $200k per year from his affiliated foster care business. Global's Carolyn Jarvis reports.