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2017 Annual Report

Fostering at York

Fostering at York

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Foster Family Appreciation Week

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.

Hear about the experience of one of our foster families

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


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.

Read more about Kinship Services and Family Finding

Friends and family first: keeping kids in their circle of love


Dress Purple Day

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

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What's New

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!


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.


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.


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