LAC School File Series

Library and Archives Canada https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/school-files-1879-1953/Pages/school-files-1879-1953.aspx About the Records: Indian and Inuit Affairs Program sous-fonds: School Files Series, 1879-1953 (RG10-B-3-d) The Residential School system developed before Confederation from missionary and religious roots. After 1867, the federal government began to play a role when it was given constitutional responsibility for Aboriginal peoples. Between 1867 and 1996, there… Continue reading LAC School File Series

Taking on the Catholic Church – Part I DRAFT

cbc – Oblates and Gray Nuns witholding photos and docs – https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/catholic-orders-residential-school-records-1.4686472 LAC releases 98 year old health record to Sadowski – https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/archives-releases-document-health-first-nations-1.4540024   Oblates taxing schools to fill coffers – https://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2018/03_04/2018_04_25_Barrera_PoliceFiles.htm   A Renewal Grim discoveries of many hundreds of unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kamloops and Marieval Indian Residential Schools… Continue reading Taking on the Catholic Church – Part I DRAFT

Revera’s business is “privileged and confidential”

On Monday, Revera Inc. released “A Perfect Storm: The COVID-19 Experience for Revera and the Long-Term Care Sector.” CBC describes Revera’s report as “undertaken by an external advisory panel, made up mostly of doctors and experts in the medical field who volunteered their time.” The Public Service Alliance of Canada calls the report a “slick… Continue reading Revera’s business is “privileged and confidential”

An Index to Inspection Reports Issued for LTC Homes in Ontario (2010-2020)

On May 9, 2020, we released a consolidated database of 626 Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes in Ontario, derived from information published by the provincial government. Today we’re supplementing this database with an Index to Inspection Reports issued for LTC Homes in the province between April 2010 and March 2020. Primary Source Our primary source was… Continue reading An Index to Inspection Reports Issued for LTC Homes in Ontario (2010-2020)

Consolidated Dataset of LTC Homes in Ontario

On May 7, 2020, we released a database of Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes in Ontario, derived from information published by the provincial government. We wanted to update the database and describe our primary sources, methods, and final results. Primary Sources Our first primary source was the Ontario government’s Ministry of Health Service Provider Locations (MOHSERLO)… Continue reading Consolidated Dataset of LTC Homes in Ontario

Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario – UPDATE

UPDATE: In the course of documenting my methodology for creating the database of licensed Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes in Ontario, I discovered that one of my software scripts had inadvertently skipped over entries for about 20 LTC Homes. I’ll post my methodology and the corrected database later today (May 11, 2020). I apologize for any… Continue reading Long-Term Care Homes in Ontario – UPDATE

COVID-19 in Long Term Care: Pursuing Transparency *and* Preserving Privacy

Yesterday I credited the Ontario government with starting to include more detailed summaries of COVID-19 cases in Long Term Care homes in its daily updates. I also raised concerns about remaining gaps in the government’s reporting. I’ve been asked to explain one concern in particular: When the number of deaths among residents in a particular… Continue reading COVID-19 in Long Term Care: Pursuing Transparency *and* Preserving Privacy

Disinfo – Friday, December 6, 2019

A guide to fighting lies, fake news, and chaos online, The Verge, December 2019. Inside the hate factory: How Facebook fuels far-right profit, The Guardian, December 2019. UK trade leaks: Operators keen to hide their identities leaked UK/US trade documents in a similar fashion to Russian operation “Secondary Infektion” exposed in June 2019, Graphika Report,… Continue reading Disinfo – Friday, December 6, 2019

OHRC News Centre

Annual Reports (Excerpts) A Bold Voice: Annual Report 2016-2017 Starting in a “good way”: towards trusting relationships with Indigenous peoples Our strategic focus: The OHRC will embody human rights by engaging in and sustaining trusting relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and groups. These relationships will be built on dignity and respect, and… Continue reading OHRC News Centre

What young people can do to look after their own mental health

Today the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families launched its self-care web page containing eighty-five mental health self-care activities for young people. The self-care resource was developed by the Common Room and young people from the mental health support group Hearts & Minds. Young people report that when they are struggling with their mental health they are usually… Continue reading What young people can do to look after their own mental health