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A study by researchers from Ryerson and the University of Toronto has highlighted the problems faced by children of Latin American origin and their families in the Canadian child protection system. When a Latino family comes into contact with the child protection system in Canada, they do not encounter the same problems as other communities. In 2018, Latino families were over-represented in the system at a ratio of 133 Latino families vs. 57 white families. Latino families are 7 times more likely to end up in family court compared to white families, and Latino children are three times more likely to witness domestic violence.