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ANNUAL REPORT 2017-2018

2018 Annual Report

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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week!
We thank our 75 volunteers who generously give their time and talent to enrich the lives of children and youth! During National Volunteer Week (April 7-13, 2019), and throughout the year, we share our deep appreciation for the invaluable contributions of our dedicated volunteers! If you would like to volunteer with us as a mentor, tutor, driver, or big buddy, please visit the volunteer section of our website: http://www.yorkcas.org/volunteerbecome.asp


York Region CAS joins CPIN!
On April 1, 2019, York Region Children's Aid Society will join CPIN - the Child Protection Information Network - a provincial information management system that allows children's aid societies to securely share with one another confidential information to make decisions with families to ensure children's wellbeing.

Click here to learn more about how CPIN will improve child safety throughout the province of Ontario.



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Family foster info session

SAVE THE DATE - January 24, 2019
Ever thought about becoming a foster parent? Join us for an info session to learn more about if fostering is right for you! Thursday, January 24, from 7-8 pm, at our office located at 16915 Leslie Street in Newmarket. Please take a moment to RSVP at: www.fosterparent.eventbrite.ca. Looking forward to meeting you!


ADOPTION STORIES - Every Child is adoptable.



2018 Annual Report

We are proud to share our 2017-18 York Region Children's Aid Society Annual Report!

It highlights our agency's work over the past year, including our ongoing partnership with Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services, and our work to implement the long-awaited and welcome changes in the new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.

We are grateful for exceptional staff, resource families, volunteers, and board members who diligently work to deliver on our agency's mission of thriving children, resilient families, and caring communities.



Your voice matters

Province increases age of protection for children to 18 years of age

On January 1, 2018, Ontario will increase the age of protection to include all children under the age of 18 years of age. By increasing the age of protection, 16- and 17-year-olds who are in need of protection will be eligible for the full range of child protection services, which will give them a better opportunity to get the support they need, and have better outcomes as they transition to adulthood.

A youth may be eligible for protection services if they are experiencing physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and/or abandonment, or if they are at risk of any of these things. Youth who have left home because of concerns about safety or risk of harm at home, and youth who are homeless, may be eligible for services from a children's aid society.

If you are concerned that a youth may be in need of protection, call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 905-895-2318 (toll-free 1-800-718-3850).

A new Voluntary Youth Services Agreement will be available for youth who:
●  are aged 16 or 17;
●  cannot be adequately protected at home or in their current living situation;
●  have no other safe options with family or friends; and
●  need an out-of-home placement.

Children's aid societies and youth-serving community agencies are encouraged to work collaboratively to develop protocols and processes to support services for 16- and 17-year old youth in need of protection.

For more information, please see:

Information for Youth - Protection Services for 16- and 17- Year Olds
Information pour les jeunes - Services de protection pour les jeunes de 16 et 17 ans

Information for Youth-Service Agencies
Renseignements à l'intention des organismes qui viennent en aide

Learn more about the changes coming in the new Child, Youth and Family Services Act here: " Ontario strengthens legislation for child and youth services."



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