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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Ombudsman

This is going to make you all fall off your chairs...
I just spoke to the office of the Ontario Ombudsman. I had written him a letter asking for his help to ensure a public inquiry is called after the trial and to help us in general.
Here's a shock: The CCAS is NOT a public agency! They are NOT public servants so the Ombudsman CAN NOT investigate or question them about anything. They are publicly funded, but are a private organization!
Who are they responsible to?? ONLY their Board of Directors... that's IT! They CAN NOT be held accountable, sued or 'made' to do anything except by their Board. I will post the letters I write to my pal Mary McConville and her Board tonight!!
I am SO mad! They don't answer to ANYONE!!
Write to Mary, write to the Board of Directors, the e-mail address is below as is Mary's address...
What a JOKE!

6 comments:

afterfostercare said...

We need to get more learned in the field of non-profit organizations.

If you know a specialist in the incorporation of non-profits they are the best source to start.

We could start a whole education campaign on how to deal with non-profits like those. Start networking give me some contact names and I will also start some interviews with them and make them well known to the child welfare client base.

Seminaars on CAS and the organizational structures, governmental watchdogs (who are they responsible to as in the Corporations Act etc)

Anonymous said...

I agree John, Like Amanda I was agree John, Like Amanda I was outraged to learn CAS and CCAS are not accountable to anyone, but there own industry. I was not however surprised that the social worker in the case does not have to answer to the courts.
A non profit agency, that receives over 2 million dollars for an advertising campaign, from government, for more reporting is also shocking to me. More Children die in care then we will ever know about,more children are abused in care, and removed by workers, from families that never abused or neglected children. Yet CCAS and CAS are not accountable to anyone. What happened to Jeffery is so heart sickening, as a parent, as a human, its hard to understand how such a thing could happen, how anyone could be capable of harming never mind starving a child and what happened to that little boy.I too have cried reading about his tragic life, why??and how this was allowed to happen is beyond me. If this were a case of animal abuse it would garner more headlines, and the SPCA takes more care when adopting out a Pet it seems. Not until the child protection industry is accountable to the tax payers for truly protecting children, to the government that gives them are money to support them, will their be change. How a charitable organization has more powers then the police, closed courts, records that they keep closed, and more and more files opened on families then any other time in history,and still has the arrogance to state we are only accountable to are own people!!!! is it not time we all ask more questions.Child abuse is not acceptable BY anyone. Child abuse is rampant in care, and no one is asking why??? Parents many good parents live in fear have been torn apart by this agency, yet no one hears their cries for help either. Something I too would have never thought possible until it happened to us,because are I was deemed anxious while my child was sick in a hospital, and no one knew why. My child was not diagnosed for another year, yet we went though hell, and still do because we asked for help from a hospital social worker,being anxious when your child is ill is cause for an investigation???? NOT wanting invasive procedures done, when a blood test can tell you the same thing, is cause for an investigation, don't make your child's doctors angry, by taking to much of there time, asking questions, and protecting your child, don't over advocate at schools or any other place for your child, or you to can be in for one heck of a shock. How hard is it to sleep at night, when you have been accused of something, they don't even know how to figure out, when your a loving parent, and could not abuse a child any child, never mind the one your worried and anxious over because they are ill. And no one to answer my questions why, and how, and live with the lies in a report, even though you have proof it is not so. No one listens then either. I know I called the Ombudsman's office myself. I wrote politicians, we hired lawyers, but still live with the real risk our child could be harmed in care, harmed simply by removal,from her home,if I kept looking for answers.
and a correction. Child abuse yes its very real, I see things daily, question, a child in my opinion to young to walk to school alone, others out playing on the streets to young to be left with out adult supervision, but again I could be just over protective, another sin.
I have researched CAS and CCAS and the like in the States what I have found is unbelievable, and the public is in the dark, about what this charitable organization is truly all about. As stakeholders in are nations most valuable resources, as child advocates, as parents, we need to shed some light on what truly goes on in the name of child protection, and make sure those in need of it are in fact being protected, not abused by a system out of control with no one to answer to. agree John, Like Amanda I was outraged to learn CAS and CCAS are not accountable to anyone, but there own industry. I was not however surprised that the social worker in the case does not have to answer to the courts.
A non profit agency, that receives over 2 million dollars for an advertising campaign, from government, for more reporting is also shocking to me. More Children die in care then we will ever know about,more children are abused in care, and removed by workers, from families that never abused or neglected children. Yet CCAS and CAS are not accountable to anyone. What happened to Jeffery is so heart sickening, as a parent, as a human, its hard to understand how such a thing could happen, how anyone could be capable of harming never mind starving a child and what happened to that little boy.I too have cried reading about his tragic life, why??and how this was allowed to happen is beyond me. If this were a case of animal abuse it would garner more headlines, and the SPCA takes more care when adopting out a Pet it seems. Not until the child protection industry is accountable to the tax payers for truly protecting children, to the government that gives them are money to support them, will their be change. How a charitable organization has more powers then the police, closed courts, records that they keep closed, and more and more files opened on families then any other time in history,and still has the arrogance to state we are only accountable to are own people!!!! is it not time we all ask more questions.Child abuse is not acceptable BY anyone. Child abuse is rampant in care, and no one is asking why??? Parents many good parents live in fear have been torn apart by this agency, yet no one hears their cries for help either. Something I too would have never thought possible until it happened to us,because are I was deemed anxious while my child was sick in a hospital, and no one knew why. My child was not diagnosed for another year, yet we went though hell, and still do because we asked for help from a hospital social worker,being anxious when your child is ill is cause for an investigation???? NOT wanting invasive procedures done, when a blood test can tell you the same thing, is cause for an investigation, don't make your child's doctors angry, by taking to much of there time, asking questions, and protecting your child, don't over advocate at schools or any other place for your child, or you to can be in for one heck of a shock. How hard is it to sleep at night, when you have been accused of something, they don't even know how to figure out, when your a loving parent, and could not abuse a child any child, never mind the one your worried and anxious over because they are ill. And no one to answer my questions why, and how, and live with the lies in a report, even though you have proof it is not so. No one listens then either. I know I called the Ombudsman's office myself. I wrote politicians, we hired lawyers, but still live with the real risk our child could be harmed in care, harmed simply by removal,from her home,if I kept looking for answers.
and a correction. Child abuse yes its very real, I see things daily, question, a child in my opinion to young to walk to school alone, others out playing on the streets to young to be left with out adult supervision, but again I could be just over protective, another sin.
I have researched CAS and CCAS and the like in the States what I have found is unbelievable, and the public is in the dark, about what this charitable organization is truly all about. As stakeholders in are nations most valuable resources, as child advocates, as parents, we need to shed some light on what truly goes on in the name of child protection, and make sure those in need of it are in fact being protected, not abused by a system out of control with no one to answer to. agree John, Like Amanda I was outraged to learn CAS and CCAS are not accountable to anyone, but there own industry. I was not however surprised that the social worker in the case does not have to answer to the courts.
A non profit agency, that receives over 2 million dollars for an advertising campaign, from government, for more reporting is also shocking to me. More Children die in care then we will ever know about,more children are abused in care, and removed by workers, from families that never abused or neglected children. Yet CCAS and CAS are not accountable to anyone. What happened to Jeffery is so heart sickening, as a parent, as a human, its hard to understand how such a thing could happen, how anyone could be capable of harming never mind starving a child and what happened to that little boy.I too have cried reading about his tragic life, why??and how this was allowed to happen is beyond me. If this were a case of animal abuse it would garner more headlines, and the SPCA takes more care when adopting out a Pet it seems. Not until the child protection industry is accountable to the tax payers for truly protecting children, to the government that gives them are money to support them, will their be change. How a charitable organization has more powers then the police, closed courts, records that they keep closed, and more and more files opened on families then any other time in history,and still has the arrogance to state we are only accountable to are own people!!!! is it not time we all ask more questions.Child abuse is not acceptable BY anyone. Child abuse is rampant in care, and no one is asking why??? Parents many good parents live in fear have been torn apart by this agency, yet no one hears their cries for help either. Something I too would have never thought possible until it happened to us,because are I was deemed anxious while my child was sick in a hospital, and no one knew why. My child was not diagnosed for another year, yet we went though hell, and still do because we asked for help from a hospital social worker,being anxious when your child is ill is cause for an investigation???? NOT wanting invasive procedures done, when a blood test can tell you the same thing, is cause for an investigation, don't make your child's doctors angry, by taking to much of there time, asking questions, and protecting your child, don't over advocate at schools or any other place for your child, or you to can be in for one heck of a shock. How hard is it to sleep at night, when you have been accused of something, they don't even know how to figure out, when your a loving parent, and could not abuse a child any child, never mind the one your worried and anxious over because they are ill. And no one to answer my questions why, and how, and live with the lies in a report, even though you have proof it is not so. No one listens then either. I know I called the Ombudsman's office myself. I wrote politicians, we hired lawyers, but still live with the real risk our child could be harmed in care, harmed simply by removal,from her home,if I kept looking for answers.
and a correction. Child abuse yes its very real, I see things daily, question, a child in my opinion to young to walk to school alone, others out playing on the streets to young to be left with out adult supervision, but again I could be just over protective, another sin.
I have researched CAS and CCAS and the like in the States what I have found is unbelievable, and the public is in the dark, about what this charitable organization is truly all about. As stakeholders in are nations most valuable resources, as child advocates, as parents, we need to shed some light on what truly goes on in the name of child protection, and make sure those in need of it are in fact being protected, not abused by a system out of control with no one to answer to. outraged to learn CAS and CCAS are not accountable to anyone, but there own industry. I was not however surprised that the social worker in the case does not have to answer to the courts.
A non profit agency, that receives over 2 million dollars for an advertising campaign, from government, for more reporting is also shocking to me. More Children die in care then we will ever know about,more children are abused in care, and removed by workers, from families that never abused or neglected children. Yet CCAS and CAS are not accountable to anyone. What happened to Jeffery is so heart sickening, as a parent, as a human, its hard to understand how such a thing could happen, how anyone could be capable of harming never mind starving a child and what happened to that little boy.I too have cried reading about his tragic life, why??and how this was allowed to happen is beyond me. If this were a case of animal abuse it would garner more headlines, and the SPCA takes more care when adopting out a Pet it seems. Not until the child protection industry is accountable to the tax payers for truly protecting children, to the government that gives them are money to support them, will their be change. How a charitable organization has more powers then the police, closed courts, records that they keep closed, and more and more files opened on families then any other time in history,and still has the arrogance to state we are only accountable to are own people!!!! is it not time we all ask more questions.Child abuse is not acceptable BY anyone. Child abuse is rampant in care, and no one is asking why??? Parents many good parents live in fear have been torn apart by this agency, yet no one hears their cries for help either. Something I too would have never thought possible until it happened to us,because are I was deemed anxious while my child was sick in a hospital, and no one knew why. My child was not diagnosed for another year, yet we went though hell, and still do because we asked for help from a hospital social worker,being anxious when your child is ill is cause for an investigation???? NOT wanting invasive procedures done, when a blood test can tell you the same thing, is cause for an investigation, don't make your child's doctors angry, by taking to much of there time, asking questions, and protecting your child, don't over advocate at schools or any other place for your child, or you to can be in for one heck of a shock. How hard is it to sleep at night, when you have been accused of something, they don't even know how to figure out, when your a loving parent, and could not abuse a child any child, never mind the one your worried and anxious over because they are ill. And no one to answer my questions why, and how, and live with the lies in a report, even though you have proof it is not so. No one listens then either. I know I called the Ombudsman's office myself. I wrote politicians, we hired lawyers, but still live with the real risk our child could be harmed in care, harmed simply by removal,from her home,if I kept looking for answers.
and a correction. Child abuse yes its very real, I see things daily, question, a child in my opinion to young to walk to school alone, others out playing on the streets to young to be left with out adult supervision, but again I could be just over protective, another sin.
I have researched CAS and CCAS and the like in the States what I have found is unbelievable, and the public is in the dark, about what this charitable organization is truly all about. As stakeholders in are nations most valuable resources, as child advocates, as parents, we need to shed some light on what truly goes on in the name of child protection, and make sure those in need of it are in fact being protected, not abused by a system out of control with no one to answer to. I agree John, Like Amanda I was outraged to learn CAS and CCAS are not accountable to anyone, but there own industry. I was not however surprised that the social worker in the case does not have to answer to the courts.
A non profit agency, that receives over 2 million dollars for an advertising campaign, from government, for more reporting is also shocking to me. More Children die in care then we will ever know about,more children are abused in care, and removed by workers, from family's that never abused or neglected children. Yet CCAS and CAS are not accountable to anyone. What happened to Jeffery is so heart sickening, as a parent, as a human, its hard to understand how such a thing could happen, how anyone could be capable of harming never mind starving a child and what happened to that little boy.I too have cried reading about his tragic life, why??and how this was allowed to happen is beyond me. If this were a case of animal abuse it would garner more headlines, and the SPCA takes more care when adopting out a Pet it seems. Not until the child protection industry is accountable to the tax payers for truly protecting children, to the government that gives them are money to support them, will their be change. How a charitable organization has more powers then the police, closed courts, records that they keep closed, and more and more files opened on family's then any other time in history,and still has the arrogance to state we are only accountable to are own people!!!! is it not time we all ask more questions.Child abuse is not acceptable BY anyone. Child abuse is rampant in care, and no one is asking why??? Parents many good parents live in fear have been torn apart by this agency, yet no one hears their cries for help either. Something I too would have never thought possible until it happened to us,because are I was deemed anxious while my child was sick in a hospital, and no one knew why. My child was not diagnosed for another year, yet we went though hell, and still do because we asked for help from a hospital social worker,being anxious when your child is ill is cause for an investigation???? NOT wanting invasive procedures done, when a blood test can tell you the same thing, is cause for an investigation, don't make your child's doctors angry, by taking to much of there time, asking questions, and protecting your child, don't over advocate at schools or any other place for your child, or you to can be in for one heck of a shock. How hard is it to sleep at night, when you have been accused of something, they don't even know how to figure out, when your a loving parent, and could not abuse a child any child, never mind the one your worried and anxious over because they are ill. And no one to answer my questions why, and how, and live with the lies in a report, even though you have proof it is not so. No one listens then either. I know I called the Ombudsman's office myself. I wrote politicians, we hired lawyers, but still live with the real risk our child could be harmed in care, harmed simply by removal,from her home,if I kept looking for answers.
and a correction. Child abuse yes its very real, I see things daily, question, a child in my opinion to young to walk to school alone, others out playing on the streets to young to be left with out adult supervision, but again I could be just over protective, another sin.
I have researched CAS and CCAS and the like in the States what I have found is unbelievable, and the public is in the dark, about what this charitable organization is truly all about. As stakeholders in are nations most valuable resources, as child advocates, as parents, we need to shed some light on what truly goes on in the name of child protection, and make sure those in need of it are in fact being protected, not abused by a system out of control with no one to answer to.

Anonymous said...

How does a private company get public dollars in the first place?

Tina said...

Amanda - can you post a sample letter - I'll send it out, I'll flood her mailbox, I'm just confused about what I should be saying to Mary Mary Quite Contrary.

Jeffrey's Law said...

John suggested in one of his posts that a new campaign should be started with brochures and posters being distributed by people like us. Here's his idea: pictures of adults with no eyes and no ears because they are blind and deaf to the CCAS, CAS and parents who are wrongly accused of abuse. I have been thinking of this and am going to post my idea tonight. I assure you it will be hilarious and I plan to print and distribute a ton of them... please check back.
Good idea John!! Really!
Also, contact names of who?

Anonymous said...

To the pro CAS poster:

If you wish to put a stop to the blatantly ignorant statements that run rampant on this site, stop posting.

Your efforts to manipulate facts to create a false impression are worthy of CAS. Check the archives and you will see the site's content is consistent from its earliest posts. No one has taken it over (in fact I was invited onto the site by Amanda) and the only posts by ignorant people with tunnel vision are yours.

Absolutely no one on this site has claimed to know everything - that is simply your latest attempt at a slur. However, it could be said that you claim to know everthing as you constantly refer to everyone's posts but your own as ignorant. Unfortunately, you have nothing to substantiate your exhalted opinion of yourself. No one in their right mind would agree with your misguided opinions.

If it weren't for the experience some posters have had with CAS, it would be that much easier for these agencies to portray Jeffrey Baldwin as an isolated case when CAS acts in the worst interests of children every day. Look at the revelations regarding pedophile foster homes for example. Moreover, the posts you object to are completely in line with the site's objective as defined by Amanda.

CAS dishonestly removes children from natural families and places them in situations of real danger. No one has suggested doing so "no matter what the risk" as you would have us believe, however your constant attempts to portray parents as monsters who are threats to their children have no relation to the truth. "No matter what the risk" is another effort to twist words.

You have no excuse not to know that children are physically and emotionally safest in their natural families and that parents who murder children within the family unit is almost non-existant. The same can not be said of foster care, where child deaths dwarf those occuring in family units on a per capita basis.

The only person that appears to be consumed by hate and anger is you. You mistake your limited capabilities with those who are incensed that such a corrupt system exists and are doing everything possible to bring an end to it.

For you to say they are anti-establishment and hate the rich only shows what a pathetic bigot you are. I for one have a comfortable six figure income, a doctor who has posted on this site earns medical specialists salary, etc. Why would you mention welfare cheques in a perjorative sense if it were not to get in one final slur. Whether a person receives assistance, it has absolutely no bearing on the truth of their cause.

It is increasingly apparent that you can not make a simple honest statement that does not try to twists the facts. That trait is mentioned again and again by those who have dealt with CAS. Reading your posts may give new readers some insight into the disturbed individuals that work for these agencies.