In 2019, there were 3,412 children in the province’s care, according to the Ministry of Social Services. It’s the largest number the province’s child welfare system has seen since 2008 when there were 3,588 children in care.
Additional comments from epidemiologists on life and social distancing
“Black communities are often over-policed and over-profiled, which can even lead to fatality, as recent cases have shown us,” said Dr. Michael Lindsey, who directs the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research.
Each birth year, the risk of dying from a drug overdose starts climbing at younger and younger ages (Jalal, et al., 2020).