‘Completely unacceptable’: reports say Alberta’s child welfare system has failed Indigenous youth

Just 10 per cent of the province’s children are Indigenous, they represent 69 per cent of the kids in care

Chris Stewart
APTN National News
The watchdog for Alberta’s most vulnerable children and families says there is “something wrong” with the province’s child welfare system.

Two reports from the auditor general and child advocate outline why Alberta has one of the highest rates of children in care across the country.

 

 

Video Journalist / Edmonton

Chris Stewart has been in the media for 20 years. He has worked at CBC, Global and CTV as a news camera operator and editor. Chris joined APTN in 2012 in the Saskatoon Bureau and moved to APTN Edmonton bureau in 2015 as a Videojournalist.