Former foster child, Sara Smith, speaks up at Queen's Park about her experience in foster care. Sara describes how she was forced on medication which she never did need. She also describes how CAS kept her from seeing her own family, including her mother. Sara's experience is not unique. CAS workers ofter put children in foster care on drugs without the consent of the parents so that CAS agencies can get more money from the provincial government. CAS separate children from their family so that children in care cannot communicate with family members about how they are being abused while in care of the CAS.
As a result of her horrendous experience, Sara has decided to dedicate part of her life to helping other children in care and to help expose injustices by CAS workers and their agencies. (Video from Catherine Frei Productions)
Canada Court Watch receives many complaints from children and families about Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL).
This father's testimony is just another one of the many stories being told by children and parents from across Ontario about the failure of Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer to do what is right and just for children and their parents.
Glen Hare, a citizen of the M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and Deputy Grand Chief of the Anishinabek Nation speaks outside of Queens Park on the issue of how the Children's Aid Society have adversely affected his people.