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Update on Motherisk Findings

The government has received the Honourable Susan Lang’s final report on the adequacy and reliability of the hair strand testing method used by Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory for child protection and criminal cases between 2005 and 2015. The report recommends that an independent commissioner be appointed to assist individuals who may have been affected by Motherisk’s flawed hair testing methodology. On December 22, 2015 Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur made the following statement regarding the selection of an independent commissioner to assist individuals who may have been impacted:”Our government continues to be deeply concerned by the Honourable Susan Lang’s findings regarding the adequacy and reliability of hair tests conducted at the Motherisk laboratory. We are committed to moving as quickly as possible to help those who may have been impacted by the laboratory’s flawed testing practices. That’s why I wish to announce that the Honourable Justice Judith C. Beaman has agreed to lead an independent commission that will provide support to people who have been affected by a Motherisk hair test.”If you believe that you may have been impacted by a Motherisk test and have been involved with an Ontario Children’s Aid Society, you can call 1-855-235-8932 to register your name, which will then be provided to the independent Commissioner. Through this number, individuals can also be put in touch with short-term counselling services to provide immediate support for potentially affected individuals, as required.

Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton CAS

June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month and June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. A time to celebrate and learn from Indigenous Peoples about ...

Red Dress Day

May 5th is Red Dress Day, the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit people.  We encourage ...

Drag Queen Story Time Event

KHCAS is aware of the upcoming Drag Queen Story Time event at the Peterborough Public Library and supports the right of parents and their children to take ...

COVID-19 - 5 to 11 Year Olds

The Ministry announced the newly approved and available COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds. Please click on the links below for some ...

Media Release - 03/30/2020 - Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid Society Responds to COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Responds to COVID-19 Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society supports the Province’s decision to include Children’s Aid Societies in the ...

Statement for Community Partners re: Delivery of Service

March 30th, 2020 To Our Community Partners; In order to support the health and safety of all of our employees, foster parents, volunteers as ...

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