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Foster children counted in Canadian census for first time

from CBC News

There were 29,590 foster children aged 14 and under living in private Canadian households in 2011, the latest census shows — a long-awaited new benchmark that child-welfare advocates hope is the first step on a long road towards improving the plight of marginalized kids. The number is as significant for its mere existence — children in foster care have never before been counted in the national census — as for what it may be able to tell social workers about the foster-child landscape in Canada, experts say. more


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