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‘Sad that we lost our families’

Media Outlet: The Sudbury Star
Posted: May 09, 2015

It is safe to assume that removing a child from his or her home is nearly always a last resort. But sometimes, there are no other options. Foster care has a contentious reputation, especially with respect to aboriginal children, but as of last month, families in seven First Nations communities in Northern Ontario have alternatives that are respectful, inclusive and culturally harmonious.

Denise Morrow, the executive director of Kina Gbezhgomi Child and Family Services, located on Newgate Avenue, said last month’s designation means the organization can offer a viable, community-based alternative to the court system.