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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.
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 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.
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!
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
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.