Investigation Report: Johnson Children’s Services Inc. (Thunder Bay)

Report
Canadian CW report
Authors

Ontario Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Source

Toronto, ON: Ontario Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Abstract

The decision to investigate Johnson Children’s Services (“JCS”) homes in Thunder Bay was sparked by a call from one of their employees, who believed the foster care staff who worked there were poorly trained and ill-equipped to meet the complex needs of the children in their care. While she was mostly concerned about the safety of the children, the “whistleblower” also identified problems with the physical condition of the homes. The subsequent investigation conducted by Investigators from the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth substantiated these concerns.