In 2006, the OACAS conducted a survey among over 300 youth and 300 Children’s Aid Society staff to find solutions to the issues facing youth leaving the care of CASs. Youth Leaving Care An OACAS Survey of CAS Youth and Staff is the largest survey of its kind in Canada, and the findings are based on the voices of these youth. The youth delegation used this report at the joint conference organized by OACAS, in collaboration with Children’s Mental Health Ontario, in June 2006, to challenge the audience by asking “What Would a Good Parent Do?” when planning for youth. They also agreed that the four most important issues are the age of eligibility, emotional support, financial assistance and educational support.
Canadian CW report
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Society, 37 pages.