Do you know someone who was
affected by the Motherisk hair test?

Symposium: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

On September 12 and 13, 2017, the Commission held a Symposium in downtown Toronto. About 100 people participated, representing young people, parents who were affected by the Motherisk hair testing, child welfare workers, lawyers, academics, scientists, advocates and community workers.

Together, we explored questions that are vital to protecting children, and empowering families and communities.

What can the Commission do for you?

The main function of the Motherisk Commission is to review cases in which the testing may have played a role, and to provide resources to affected persons.

Legal Review

The Review and Resource Centre conducts legal reviews of individual cases where test results from the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (“MDTL”) have been used, including in “high priority” cases.
More about the Legal Review process.


In addition, the Review and Resource Centre provides support and assistance to affected persons through the provision of information and counselling.
More about the Counselling services.