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ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017

2017 Annual Report


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July 30 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.




2016-17 annual report
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!



Habiba

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.



National volunteer week

Huge thanks to our volunteers!
We would like to thank our 150 volunteers who selflessly give their time and talent to support children and families that work with our agency. We maintain seven different programs - which would not be in place without our dedicated volunteers. They contribute countless hours to help others. Whether offering a warm smile of welcome, a supportive ear that listens when needed, a much-needed drive, or extra support to better understand a school project - most of all they offer their time and presence, which shows a child they are special, valued, and important. Thank you for your ongoing contributions to the lives of children, youth, and families. Your efforts are inspiring!

Click here to learn more about how you can volunteer with us.



Vito

Meet Vito!
Vito volunteers as a Big Buddy and has mentored several youth through this program.



Congrats foster kin care team

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!



York Region Children's Aid SocietyChild Welfare Performance Indicator Results

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.



Driving



Thank youfor all you do

March is national Social Work Month.
We want to thank our dedicated staff for the important and life-changing work they do every day to help children, youth and families.

Social workers wear many hats: counselor, problem solver, advocate, but most importantly - that of fellow compassionate human being. Social workers champion on behalf of the most vulnerable. A social worker is often the critical link between the help someone needs and the resources available. Social workers look to provide hope and strive to empower people.

Thank you to our staff for their diligent work on behalf of children, youth and families. Work to be recognized and celebrated during National Social Work month!

Intake Screener Family finder Protection worker



Pink shirt day

Pink Shirt Day
On February 22, staff wore pink to show we stand against bullying in our schools, workplaces, community spaces, online, or wherever else it may occur. Stand up to bullying. Stand up for kindness.



More Support for the Not-for-Profit Sector to Better Serve York Region

More Support for the Not-for-Profit Sector to Better Serve York Region
Citizenship and Immigration Minister Laura Albanese and Newmarket-Aurora MPP Chris Ballard are pictured with members of the Community Inclusivity Equity Council of York Region during the grant announcement at Blue Hills Child and Family Centre in Aurora.



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York Region CAS is proud to be a positive space for all sexual identities!

 


York Region CAS is proud to have achieved Excellence Canada QUALITY AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE (PUBLIC SECTOR) LEVEL 2 certification.