Foster care systems in Canada are frequently presented in the context of conflict and crisis, without clear solutions. The episodic news cycle pits politicians against advocates, provincial bureaucrats against regional bureaucrats, parents against the system. It casts families as broken and hopeless. Stories are triggered by tragedy. Youth perspectives are largely left out.
Our mission in covering child welfare is to break down this complex system by considering and communicating the impacts of colonization, engaging youth and families in our process, investigating your questions, and connecting people around powerful stories and possible solutions.
Discourse Media is an independent journalism company dedicated to in-depth reporting on complex issues. We are building a home for new approaches to storytelling that look beyond conflict-driven daily news cycles.