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Reports slam youth protection services for Inuit children in Montreal – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on December 20, 201966 Views

20 December 2019

“Their cultural security cannot be guaranteed”

Two recent reports on the services received by the roughly 60 Nunavik children under youth protection in Montreal say that they live largely in isolation from their families, language and culture.

One report, called “The cultural security of Nunavik’s youth placed in readaptation settings” on Montreal’s West Island, looks at the services provided by Batshaw Youth and Family Services, which covers child protection in the western half of Montreal and for Nunavik children sent south.

The report has not been publicly released but was obtained by Nunatsiaq News.

Last March, 39 children from Nunavik were living in Batshaw foster homes and another 19 were housed in its adaptation units and an annex for girls, the report said.

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