A Community Approach to Child Protection
We believe children belong at home, and families belong together. Our first priority is to ensure that children have a safe home environment in which to grow and thrive. We provide a variety of services and programs to help with this, and work with many community partners who are striving for the same thing. In the event that home isn’t a safe place and alternative care is needed, we make every effort to find kinship families and familiar caregivers to provide a safe home environment. It takes a village, and together with our community partners and concerned citizens we are all making a difference in the lives of children in need of protection.
Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario are continuining their child protection services.
We are not closed.
Although agencies across the province have modified their business practices to respond to health and safety concerns, their core protection services continue.
If any member of the public or professional have a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, they should immediately contact their local Children’s Aid Societies or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency.