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Organizations: Human Services Tags: deaths of children government responses

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June 1, 2016

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In 2013, a 10-month-old infant in parental care passed away. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the manner of death was accidental and the cause of death was drowning. The family was receiving services under assessment at the time of the death. Our thoughts are with this...


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December 1, 2015

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In 2013, a staff at a group care facility went to awaken an eight-year-old girl in their care. She was breathing heavily and would not wake up, which was attributed to her prescribed sleep medication. Shortly thereafter, staff returned to wake her and found her unresponsive. Staff began CPR and...


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September 1, 2015

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In 2013, a six-week-old infant fell asleep on her father’s chest; when he awoke, he found her unresponsive. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the manner and cause of death was undetermined. This report provides the Ministry response to the OCYA recommendations about two...


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July 1, 2015

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The Ministry of Human Services has carefully reviewed the fatality inquiry report into the April 25, 2009 death of 17-year-old MC, released on May 30, 2014. The inquiry found that the cause of death was a stab wound to the abdomen and the manner of death was homicide. MC was in provincial...


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February 1, 2015

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The Ministry of Human Services has carefully reviewed the fatality inquiry report into the January 17, 2010 death of six-month-old PO, released on November 5, 2014. The inquiry found that the cause of death was positional asphyxia and the manner of death was accidental. The child was in...


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January 1, 2015

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The Ministry of Human Services has carefully reviewed the fatality inquiry report into the December 29, 2010 death of 15-week-old NW, released on April 9, 2014. The inquiry found that both the cause of death and the manner of death were undetermined. The child was in provincial government care at...


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April 1, 2014

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The Ministry of Human Services has carefully reviewed the fatality inquiry report into the April 30, 2010 death of 13‐year‐old KW, released on February 5, 2014. The inquiry found this death was due to acute methadone toxicity, and the manner of the child’s death was accidental. The child was in...


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September 1, 2013

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The report from the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate made six recommendations about four key areas related to practice and processes with the child intervention system in Alberta. The Ministry of Human Services agrees with all six of the recommendations. The Ministry has a variety of...