Monday, February 20, 2006

City of Ottawa - CAS Outcomes

During the past year, John Dunn has been working with the City of Ottawa's Task Force on Homelessness and the Safe Streets Act in order to bring attention to the fact that far too many people who have lived in foster care are ending up on the streets, or under Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support System and using the various shelter systems.

Thursday, February 16th, 2006 the Task Force presented it's report to the Health, Recreation and Social Services Committee which included a recomendation by the Foster Care Council of Canada to create a Task Force or sub-committee to look into the issue mentioned above, and a motion was tabled by Councillor Peggy Feltmate which reads as follows:

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City Council will vote on this issue March 8th 2006 which you can view live on the internet at (link here)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Supreme Court of Canada - False Allegation

A Social Work student created a report and quoted the words of a person who admitted to thoughts of child abuse. The professors jumped the gun and thought that the student was saying that she herself had fantasies of harming children in a sexual way and called CAS on her.

She lost her schooling, etc, and fought all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, and won. This case holds information that would be used in your own cases if you have been falsely accused of harming a child.

False allegations by "leading expert on child abuse" ends in $800,000.00 + Law Suit
[CTV Story]

http://www.canlii.org/ca/cas/scc/2006/2006scc3.html