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Powerful as God: The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario (2011)

| Documentary, Crime, Drama
Powerful As God - The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario is a documentary that delves into society's most controversial and secretive topics. The film navigates 'truth' by engaging ... See full summary »

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Esther Buckareff
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Laurel Broten Laurel Broten ... Herself (archive footage)
Clara Clara ... Herself (voice)
Michael Clarke Michael Clarke ... Himself
Lina Desmoulin Lina Desmoulin ... Herself
Robert Drake Robert Drake ... Himself (as Dr. Robert Drake)
Elizabeth Elizabeth ... Herself
Susanne Gammond Susanne Gammond ... Herself (as Dr. Susanne Gammond)
Salvatore Garcea Salvatore Garcea ... Himself
George Gilbeau George Gilbeau ... Himself
Brigitte Gratl Brigitte Gratl ... Herself
Edward Hickey Edward Hickey ... Himself
John John ... Himself (voice)
Lyndsey Cara King Lyndsey Cara King ... Herself
Frank Klees Frank Klees ... Himself
Callie Langfeld Callie Langfeld ... Herself
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Powerful As God - The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario is a documentary that delves into society's most controversial and secretive topics. The film navigates 'truth' by engaging twenty-six witnesses with diverse experiences into conversation. By facilitating a voice for individuals whose lives have been tragically affected, with observations and recommendations by experts who have worked directly with the agency (such as doctors, social workers and lawyers), the film reveals a child welfare system plagued by systemic and bureaucratic abuse that urgently requires public attention. Financed by tax dollars and wielding extraordinary power, the Children's Aid Society is deconstructed to reveal a broken system where employees have been heard to describe their influence over children and families to be as powerful as god. Written by Anonymous

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Truth
4 February 2013 | by bobbieniagaraSee all my reviews

This documentary was fantastically done as it reveals the real truth behind the Children's Aid Societies of Ontario. The corruption and greed within an agency that is there "to assist children and families" is despicable. There needs to be some oversight of this agency in order for it to serve its purpose. That accountability will come once the Ombudsman of Ontario is allowed to investigate complaints from families that have been given a raw deal by them. Also these workers from these agencies are not registered with the Ontario College of Social Worker's yet practise social work everyday. Please watch this documentary if you have children or are planning on having children.


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