Katharina Nuss

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Winnipeg ยท Canada

Katharina Nuss, parent to three energetic tree-climbers aged 4, 8 and 10, unexpectedly became an advocate for healthy independence for Manitoba children after being reported to Child and Family Services for allowing two of her children to walk down the street to buy bread at Tall Grass Bakery. The interaction she had with the intake worker who came to her door a month later left her incredulous and concerned, and she started a petition, which has almost 9000 signatures, calling for a revision of Section 17 of the Child and Family Services Act.

Katharina is a founder of Free To Be Kids, a group working towards legislative and cultural change to ensure children have opportunities for healthy independence.