Jennifer Fowler

Jennifer Fowler is an investigative journalist who has produced news and documentaries on all platforms for CBC. Before joining CBC News' Investigative Unit, she worked at Marketplace and The Fifth Estate.

Latest from Jennifer Fowler

Finding Cleo

'Our story is about hope': How siblings of lost Saskatchewan girl made peace with their loss

The Semaganis siblings from Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan had spent decades searching for their sister Cleo, but it was through a CBC podcast that they finally learned her fate. Listen to the final episode and read about how Cleo's siblings came to terms with what they learned and what they had lost.

Creator of Sixties Scoop adoption program says it wasn't meant to place kids with white families

Fifty-year-old documents uncovered by the CBC podcast Finding Cleo detail a tense struggle between the bureaucrats behind a Saskatchewan adoption program and Indigenous groups that called it an act of "cultural genocide."
Finding Cleo

'Naive but a good intention' — adoptive parents grapple with fallout of Sixties Scoop

Five siblings separated in the Sixties Scoop have reconnected as adults and are determined to find out what happened to the sister they lost track of. In the latest episodes of Finding Cleo, CBC News reporter Connie Walker follows a lead that takes her to a cemetery in New Jersey.
Finding Cleo

CBC podcast solves decades-old mystery of Saskatchewan girl lost in Sixties Scoop

A patchwork of information suggested Cleo Semaganis Nicotine had been killed decades ago while trying to make her way back to Saskatchewan from her adoptive family in the U.S., but no one knew for sure what happened until CBC News began looking into the case.

Brampton arts walk of fame recipient Othalie Graham makes emotional return to childhood home

Brampton-born, internationally-known opera singer Othalie Graham spent her middle and high school years living next to the greenhouse in Etobicoke’s Centennial Park, a magical place where her father was the greenhouse caretaker.
Where I'm From

Indigenous artist Sage Paul's childhood in Gabriel Dumont laid the foundation for her work today

Artist Sage Paul credits the strength of the community and Indigenous culture at the Gabriel Dumont housing complex in Scarborough with laying the foundation for her work today.

Rio Olympics: A dream come true for Scarborough's Javier Acevedo

The son of immigrant parents, 18-year-old swimmer Javier Acevedo from Toronto, is thrilled to represent his entire family at the Olympic games in Rio.

Baroness Von Sketch co-creator snatches comedy moments from her Toronto 'hood

Baroness Von Sketch co-creator Jennifer Whalen's comedy inspiration comes from catching slices of life in her west-end Toronto neighbourhood.

From child soldier to entrepreneur: new cafe latest peace project for Emmanuel Jal

Hip-hop artist, activist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal is sharing his message of peace at his new cafe in Moss Park.

Caffe Brasiliano closes doors after 50-year run

For 50 years Caffe Brasiliano has been a place where the espresso’s always flowing, the soccer match is always on, and every customer is treated like family. That era ends as the Conners family, who’ve run the cafe for the last 17 years, head into retirement and close the doors for good.

Coun. Justin Di Ciano skips rezoning vote that benefits developer he has ties to

Justin Di Ciano missed a city council meeting where his colleagues approved a controversial planning report that will benefit a developer with whom the Etobicoke councillor has had ties.
CBC Investigates

City Council to debate changes that could benefit developer with past ties to city councillor

Coun, Justin Di Ciano told his Toronto city council colleagues Tuesday he has sought “expert legal advice” and looks forward to voting Wednesday morning on controversial changes to a land planning report.
CBC Investigates

More sex assault charges against worker fired from Richmond Hill hospital

York Regional Police laid more sex assault charges against personal support worker they say was hired by seniors residence after hospital fired him for abusing elderly patients
CBC Investigates

Toronto councillor pushes for planning changes that benefit developer despite ties to company

Toronto Coun. Justin Di Ciano requested a key change to a planning report last Wednesday that could have significant benefits for Etobicoke-based home builder Dunpar Developments Inc. a developer with whom Di Ciano has had personal and professional ties.

Catholic boards outperform public boards in GTA high school graduation rates

Students attending a Catholic high school in the GTA are graduating at a significantly higher rate than those attending a public school, according to new numbers released by the province Tuesday.