Indigenous child welfare

Protesters in front of the Kelowna court house (Jacqueline Gelineau)

Trust in social systems ‘destroyed’: Victim of fraudulent Kelowna social worker

Sentencing begins for fraudulent social worker Robert Riley Saunders

 

Kamloops Indian Residential School survivor Camille Kenoras holds eagle feathers as she laughs during a ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the TkÕemlœps te SecwŽpemc announcement of the detection of the remains of 215 children at an unmarked burial site at the former residential school, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

215: Memorial honours unmarked graves found 1 year ago at former Kamloops residential school

Governor General Mary Simon, Canada’s first Indigenous person in the role, attended the event

  • May 23, 2022

 

Former social worker Robert Riley Saunders is in court for 13 charges of fraud, theft and breach of trust (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna judge rules disgraced former social worker deprived youth

Robert Riley Saunders will be sentenced on June 22 and 23

 

Cora Morgan, First Nations family advocate for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is shown in Winnipeg on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Front-line workers are calling for more support for Indigenous families after a Statistics Canada analysis found First Nations, Inuit and Métis women are more likely to experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime if they were in government care as children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

Indigenous women more likely to face violence if they were a child in care: report

Overwhelming majority reported sexual, physical assault at some point in their life

Cora Morgan, First Nations family advocate for the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, is shown in Winnipeg on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Front-line workers are calling for more support for Indigenous families after a Statistics Canada analysis found First Nations, Inuit and Métis women are more likely to experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime if they were in government care as children. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Saunders leaving court on March 24, 2022. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Kelowna fraudulent social worker used ministry to misappropriate funds: Court

Robert Riley Saunders stole $120,000 in 2017 alone

Saunders leaving court on March 24, 2022. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Kelowna ex-social worker claims youth he defrauded were not entitled to funds

Saunders is indicted on 13 charges of fraud, theft and breach of trust

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Robert Riley Saunders. (File)

Kelowna ex-social worker lived a ‘lavish life’, youth in care had ‘no proper clothes’: Court

The hearing for disgraced social worker Robert Riley Saunders continued in court

Robert Riley Saunders. (File)
Ryan Saunders has 13 charges against him (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

‘Self-centred’: Former colleague testifies against disgraced Kelowna social worker

Robert Riley Saunders has allegedly stolen from over 107 youth

Ryan Saunders has 13 charges against him (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Indigenous child-welfare battle heads to court despite calls for Ottawa to drop cases

Feds are poised to argue against two Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller is seen during a news conference, Wednesday May 19, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Vernon residents are showing their support for those grieving the loss of 215 children, whose remains were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School May 28, 2021. Residents are asked to put a teddy bear out on their porch at 5 p.m. Monday, May 31 and leave the light on. (Leo Isaac photo)

Teddy bears support those grieving Kamloops residential school victims

Residents urged to put a stuffed animal on their porch May 31 at 5 p.m. and leave their light on

Vernon residents are showing their support for those grieving the loss of 215 children, whose remains were discovered at the Kamloops Residential School May 28, 2021. Residents are asked to put a teddy bear out on their porch at 5 p.m. Monday, May 31 and leave the light on. (Leo Isaac photo)
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted
A member of the Gitxsan First Nation, Cindy Blackstock has more than 30 years of experience working in child welfare and Indigenous children’s rights. Selkirk College will welcome the McGill University professor to the Truth and Justice Speaker Series in a virtual presentation on Jan. 14. Photo: Submitted