Victims - Canada

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This page contains a list of youth, who died in the care of a group home, rehab program or a boarding school in Canada


Victims list

During program

Name Age Program Date Cause of death (If investigated or published at all)
Charlie Wenjack 12 Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School, Kenora 1966 Found dead [1]
Matt Toppi 17 (A) Robert Land Academy March 7, 1998 Run over by a train [2]
Chris Brown 16 (A) Robert Land Academy March 7, 1998 Run over by a train together with Matt Toppi. It was his second attempt at freedom [3]
Stephanie Jobin 13 Digs for Kids, Brampton June 20, 1998 Restraint [4]
William Edgar 13 Keene Residence of the Cavan Youth Services March 29, 1999 Restraint [4]
Jethro Anderson 15 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area November 11, 2000 Recovered from the McIntyre River [5]
Curran Strang 18 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area September 26, 2005 Recovered from the McIntyre River [5]
Paul Panacheese 17 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area November 11, 2006 Found dead [5]
Robyn Harper 18 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area January 13, 2007 Found dead [5]
Reggie Bushie 15 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area November 1, 2007 Recovered from the McIntyre River [5]
Kyle Morriseau 17 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area November 10, 2009 Recovered from the McIntyre River [5]
Donald James "DJ" Macneil 17 Robert Land Academy November 29, 2010 Died after he jumped out of the car and ran into the on-coming while he was being driven to the academy returning from a weekend at home [6]
Jordan Wabasse 15 Unnamed residential high school in the Thunder Bay area May 12, 2011 Recovered from the Kaministiquia River [5]

Post program

Name Age Program Date Cause of death (If investigated or published at all)
Andrew Blair Mazur 21 Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center (AARC) January 8, 2005 Cause not known [7][8]
Devon Newson Born 1987 Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center (AARC) 2006 Cause not known [8]
William Steven Lebaron Born 1979 Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center (AARC) 2007 Cause not known [9][8]

External links

References

  1. Coroner willing to revisit Kenora residential school death, by Jody Porter, CBC News, September 10, 2012
  2. Police regret jumping to conclusions about deaths, CBC.ca, November 13 1998
  3. Teen cadet fled before Police returned him, By Dan Nolan, The Spectator, March 12 1998 (Re-print from project Nospank)
  4. 4,0 4,1 Father 'shocked' to learn how home treated autistic child, inquest hears; 13-year-old girl died after being restrained under beanbag chair by group home staff, The Record - Kitchener, Onitario, November 19, 2002 (Pay-per-view)
  5. 5,0 5,1 5,2 5,3 5,4 5,5 5,6 Ontario calls joint inquest in aboriginal student deaths, By Dave Seglins, CBC News, May 31, 2012
  6. Teen jumps out of mom's car and runs into traffic, Channel Zero Inc, November 29, 2010
    Halifax teen killed in Ontario, CBC News, November 30, 2010
    Obituary
  7. With respect and sadness, a thread on Fornits webforum
    Report to the Attorney General - Public inquiry into the death of Andrew Mazur, Government of Alberta, April 4 2007
  8. 8,0 8,1 8,2 In Loving Memory, a thread on Fornits webforum
  9. A tribute to Steven LeBaron, youtube video