Opinion: Reforming child welfare first step toward reconciliation

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Cindy Blackstock is professor of social work, McGill University, and executive director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

"Reform is urgent. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission reminded us that provincial child welfare systems perpetuate the harms of the residential schools. Child welfare should be the priority in the implementation of the federal government’s new statement of principles."

Read more: The Toronto Star