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See what children and their families are doing to fight back against the Children's Aid Society (CAS) and the family courts (Video)

The unlawful detention of children at schools by school officials and CAS workers

This document is a must read for parents and school officials regarding the unlawful detention and interrogation of children by CAS workers in Ontario Schools

Questions & Answers for school officials regarding CAS at children's schools

This must read document for teachers and school officials answers many of the questions that school officials have about CAS in their schools

Questions & Answers for Police regarding involvement with CAS workers

This must read document for police officers answers many of the questions that law enforcement officials have about dealing with CAS workers. (Coming soon)

The Unlawful Practice of Social Work by CAS workers in Ontario

This document written by child and family justice advocate Vernon Beck outlines how most Childrens Aid Society workers in Ontario are breaking the law

Understanding the Children's Aid Society - A historical analysis

This document written by Michael Reid reviews the development of CAS in Ontario since the 1800's and its troubling past

How to launch a lawsuit against teachers or the School Board

This document will outline the steps for parents to launch a civil lawsuit against teachers or the local school board for allowing CAS workers to question their children at school without informed consent (coming soon)

A Child's Guide to Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer

This document will answer questions about the children's lawyer and show kids how to stand up against incompetent lawyers(coming soon)

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Children's Aid Society failed to report rape of a girl by one of its own foster parents

January 29, 2013 (Toronto Stars Newspaper)

A former TTC employee impregnated a 15-year-old girl in the care of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society 35 years ago, but the agency never reported the incident to police, a court has heard.

Howard Smith, 61, admitted Tuesday in Ontario Superior Court to having full intercourse three or four times with the girl in 1978 without using a condom, thus impregnating her when he was in his late 20s.

The CCAS became aware of the pregnancy and placed the girl in a home for unwed mothers.

“The CCAS never reported these incidents to any police service,” said Crown prosecutor Johnathan Smith, as he read out an agreed statement of facts.

Catholic Children’s Aid Society spokesperson Gehna Singh said she could not comment Tuesday because it would take a day to locate the file.

The defendant Smith (no relation to the Crown) stood beside his lawyers John Collins and Robert Warren and pleaded guilty Tuesday to having intercourse with a female under age 16 and another related charge.

It is expected the Crown will withdraw a rape charge when he returns for sentencing March 7.

The prosecutor said he will seek more than two years in prison, while the defence is expected to ask for a conditional sentence.

Both Crown and defence confirmed Smith once worked for the Toronto Transit Commission, but could not say in what role.

The victim was in and out of the society’s care from the time she was 6, leaving her in an emotionally fragile state, the prosecutor told Ontario Superior Court Justice Jane Kelly.

The victim, now 49, sobbed and shook in court.

She kept the baby and raised her, initially on her own, and subsequently with a partner. The daughter believed her biological father was the partner until the victim told her the truth when she was a teenager.

In April 2010, the victim contacted police with the allegations.

Toronto police subsequently asked Smith if he would provide a DNA sample. He consented and subsequent tests showed he was the father of the girl.

Police arrested and charged him

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/01/29/childrens_aid_did_not_repor...

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