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We want to recognize and thank our 115 devoted foster families for the safe and nurturing homes they provide for
children and youth! The time and dedication foster families commit to nurturing and raising children has a lifelong impact on their
development and well-being.
Thinking about fostering?
We are always looking for people who want to become foster parents to ensure a large, diverse pool of families is
available to best match children to, including varied cultural and faith backgrounds, single-parent homes, and same sex couples. To learn
more about how you can foster a child, please visit www.fosteringatyork.com.
KINSHIP SERVICE APPRECATION WEEK: SEPTEMBER 24-30
Huge thanks to our 55 kinship service families for the vital role they play in the lives of the children and youth they care for! We are proud to recognize our agency’s first annual Kinship Service Appreciation Week to acknowledge these compassionate and dedicated caregivers and to raise awareness about kinship service.
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, communities across Ontario will
DRESS PURPLE to show their commitment to children's rights to safety and well-being.
On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge that it takes a village to keep kids safe. Everybody
in the community plays a role in supporting children's rights.
Share your DRESS PURPLE DAY photos on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using the hashtags:
#SpeakUp4Kids #IBREAKtheSilence #JEBRISElesilence
We are proud to share our 2016-17 York Region Children's Aid Society Annual Report!
This report highlights the outstanding work of our agency and includes profiles of one of our employees, one of our resource
families, a former child in care, and our family finding program.
We are so grateful for our exceptional employees, resource parents, volunteers, and board members for their diligent work to
ensure children and youth are at the heart of all we do!
Celebrating Child and Youth in Care Day
York Region CAS is proud of the personal and academic achievements of all our children and youth in care. In recognition of
Child and Youth in Care Day (May 14), we are proud to share a story about one of our former children in care. Click
here to read more.
Vito volunteers as a Big Buddy and has mentored several youth through this program.
Another successful Ministry Licensing Review
We are proud to celebrate our successful completion of the annual Ministry Resource Licensing Review! The review team
reported that the children in care of our agency are happy and like the resource homes where they live. Resource parents
have said they felt supported by staff and receive prompt responses to issues when needed. Thank you to all of our
dedicated resource parents and families! And congratulations to our Foster/Kin Care Team!
Child Welfare Performance Indicator Results
The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children
and families. In the provincial system of performance indicators, Children's Aid Societies are collecting numerical data to
measure performance in five areas of child welfare: safety, permanence, well-being, organizational capacity, and governance
effectiveness. The goal is to enhance accountability, support effective organizational planning, and to improve services to
children, youth, and families. Ultimately, provincial performance indicators will tell the story of children and youth by
identifying what has been accomplished and highlighting areas where improvement will lead to a stronger child welfare system.