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Children In Care

/ 97.3 The Eagle
              A union representing some of B-C’s social workers is applauding a report that calls out the provincial and federal governments for not providing aboriginal family services with equal funding. The province’s representative for children and youth released a report yesterday that says “flawed and discriminatory” funding is to blame for a vast over-representation of aboriginal children in government care. The B-C Government and Service Employees’ Union is calling the report “vital” and says workers in family services are tired of waiting for governments to act. The union says social workers are struggling with double the recommended case loads, and one of its aboriginal member groups are negotiating with their employer to address what they call a “crisis of capacity.”

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