Ontario

Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario have the exclusive mandate under the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to protect children who have been or are at risk of being abused and/or neglected by their caregivers, to provide for their care and supervision where necessary and to place children for adoption (CFSA, 1990). A total of 46 Children’s Aid Societies are specifically designated by the Minister of Children and Youth Services to investigate child abuse and neglect and take the necessary steps to care for children and youth in need of protection.  Seven are designated Aboriginal societies and 3 serve religious communities. Children’s Aid Societies are independent legal entities (corporations run by Boards of Directors) or Indian Bands (that operate under the Indian Act) and are accountable to the communities they serve. In addition to the CFSA, the Ontario Child Welfare Eligibility Spectrum and Child Protection Standards guide child protection workers at each phase of service delivery. For more information, visit the information sheet on Ontario's child welfare system.

Title Authors Year of Publication
Information Sheet
Medical Neglect in Child Maltreatment-Related Investigations in Ontario in 2018

Giokas, Danielle
Lefebvre, Rachael
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette
Fallon, Barbara

Information Sheet
Characteristics of Maltreatment-Related Investigations Involving Older Adolescents Aged 16 to 17 in Ontario in 2018

Alman, Isayah
Lyons, Olive
& King, Bryn

Report
Mashkiwenmi-daa Noojimowin: Let’s have strong minds for the healing: First Nations Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect-2018

Crowe, Amber
Schiffer, Jeffrey
Fallon, Barbara
Houston, Emmaline
Black, Tara
Lefebvre, Rachael
Filippelli, Joanne
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette
Trocmé, Nico

Journal article
Activation de la résilience chez des enfants placés, du point de vue des professionnels des services de protection de l’enfance de l’Ontario, Canada

Lewis, Robert

Information Sheet
Police Involvement in Child Maltreatment Investigations in Ontario in 2018

William, Kineesha
Risidore, Jordan
Edwards, Travonne
King, Bryn

Information Sheet
Characteristics of Placements in Out of Home Care During the Investigation in Ontario in 2018

Risidore, Jordan
Edwards, Travonne
King, Bryn

Information Sheet
Housing Conditions in Child Maltreatment-Related Investigations in Ontario in 2018

Best, Laura
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette
Fallon, Barbara
Lefebvre, Rachael

Information Sheet
Investigations Involving Latin American Children in Ontario in 2018

Parada, Henry
Mohamud, Faisa
King, Bryn
Fallon, Barbara
Black, Tara

Information Sheet
Previous Case Openings by Primary Form of Substantiated Maltreatment in Ontario in 2018

Davidson, Laura
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette
King, Bryn

Information Sheet
Ongoing Child Welfare Services and Referrals to Services by Primary Form of Substantiated Maltreatment in Ontario 2018

Davidson, Laura
Joh-Carnella, Nicolette
King, Bryn