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Misinformed: How the Ministry of Children and Family Development failed in its permanency planning obligations to a youth in care

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Misinformed details the experience of a young woman who was removed from an unsafe family home multiple times during her childhood. At age 17, she was finally put into the permanent custody of her aunt, a plan developed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

This report finds the ministry provided incorrect information about her post-secondary support eligibility. Not only did it tell her that she should be eligible for financial supports when in fact she was not, it failed to advise her of her right to legal advice; a key component in understanding the consequences of moving to a permanent custody arrangement.

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