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York Region CAS Hosts Open House

On June 18, 2024, York Region CAS hosted an Open House welcoming the Agency’s community partners, Board members, staff, resources parents, volunteers, Regional Council Members, and representatives from both the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies.

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YRCAS Marches in Annual York Pride Parade

On June 14 and 15, York Region CAS participated in the York Pride Festival held in Newmarket. Our Agency’s staff marched alongside hundreds of community members to celebrate a decade of resilience, unity, and community in hopes to pave a brighter path for all.

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Pride in Community Group Hosts Drag Brunch for Children and Youth at YRCAS

On Saturday, June 8, YRCAS’ Pride in Community group hosted a drag brunch for our children and youth. Our performers, Carlotta Carlisle and Bella Bimbo, performed pop songs and showed off their incredible dance moves. We appreciate them taking the time to answer our youth’s questions and taking photos after the show!

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YRCAS Celebrates Asian Heritage Month

York Region CAS celebrated Asian Heritage Month with several activities and learning opportunities, including Anti-Islamophobia training, attending the York Regional Police’s Asian Heritage Month celebration, and more!

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Available Foster Homes in Ontario Have Dropped 33.6% Since 2020

York Region – Amidst a steady decline in foster care placement availability, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) releases the provincial ‘There to Care’ Campaign. With the need for foster caregivers now greater than ever, this initiative aims to underscore the vital role of foster caregivers, emphasizing their profound impact on children, youth families, and communities.

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Ginelle Skerritt Participates as Panelist at Nonprofit Driven Annual Conference

In May, York Region CAS CEO, Ginelle Skerritt participated as a panelist at the Nonprofit Driven Annual Conference hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network at the Toronto Reference Library.

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YRCAS Raises Pride Flag in Honour of Pride Month

On Monday, June 3, members of the YRCAS Pride at Work Council, Senior Team, OPSEU-SEFPO Local Executive, and staff team raised the Pride flag to renew our commitment to supporting all children, youth, caregivers, and families, including those who are part of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in recognition of Pride Month. We also recognize that the 2SLGBTQ+ community is diverse and has members from all walks of life.

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YRCAS Youth Advisory Council Members Selected to Represent Provincial Committee

York Region CAS is thrilled to announce that four members of our Agency’s Youth Advisory Council (YAC) have been selected to join the YouthCAN Provincial Youth Advisory Committee (YPYAC).

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York Region CAS Hosts Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

To honour our Agency’s wonderful and caring volunteers, York Region CAS hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner on May 15 at the Mandarin in Newmarket.

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