Ontario

Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario have the exclusive mandate under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) 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 (CFYSA, 2017). A total of 38 Children’s Aid Societies and 13 Indigenous Child and Family Wellbeing Agencies (ICFWBA) are specifically designated by the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services to investigate child abuse and neglect and take the necessary steps to care for children and youth in need of protection. Three Children’s Aid Societies specifically 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 CYFSA, 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
Ontario’s child welfare system

Petrella, Alessia 

Trocmé, Nico

Information Sheet
Child Welfare Investigations involving Latin American Children in Ontario in 2018

Henry Parada, Barbara Fallon, Laura M Best, Joanne Filippeli

Information Sheet
Investigaciones de Bienestar Infantil Involucrando a Niños Latinoamericanos en Ontario en el 2018

Henry Parada, Barbara Fallon, Laura M Best, Joanne Filippelli

Information Sheet
Mobilizing Knowledge on Developmental Trauma for Adopted Children and Families in Ontario: Key Informant Perspectives IV

Alman, Isayah 
Giokas, Danielle 
Filippelli, Joanne 
Fallon, Barbara

Other
The Child Welfare Toolkit
Information Sheet
Organization-Level Responses to Developmental Trauma for Adopted Children and Families in Ontario: Key Informant Perspectives III

Alman, Isayah 
Giokas, Danielle 
Filippelli, Joanne 
Fallon, Barbara

Information Sheet
Service-Level Responses to Developmental Trauma for Adopted Children and Families in Ontario: Key Informant Perspectives II

Alman, Isayah 
Giokas, Danielle 
Filippelli, Joanne 
Fallon, Barbara

Information Sheet
The Impact of COVID-19 on Developmental Trauma for Adopted Children and Families in Ontario: Key Informant Perspectives I

Alman, Isayah
Giokas, Danielle
Filippelli, Joanne
Fallon, Barbara 

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