We are available and continuing to provide essential services for children, youth and families.
If you have concerns about a child or youth at risk, please contact us as usual, 24/7
All children's aid societies have been deemed an essential service by the Ontario government. As such
we are continuing to deliver essential services to children, youth and families. In order to minimize person-to-person contact,
some of our offices buildings are closed to the public.
Most of our staff members are working remotely and are reachable by email and phone. We continue to visit families
as needed and are taking every precaution to ensure their health and safety, along with that of our staff and the community at large.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time while we all strive to ensure the
well-being of everyone in our community.
Please follow us on social media for the latest updates and more resources.
Our commitment to support families
We are very concerned about the health and well-being of everyone in our community, and we are especially concerned
for families who may be struggling with mental health concerns, financial constraints or other challenges in caring for their children.
We are making every effort to develop creative solutions to help families in these unprecedented times.
If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use this
self-assessment tool from the Province of Ontario to
help determine how to seek further care.
We are all in this together, and the best advice we have to combat this virus is from our public health agencies.
We recommend following all of the guidelines set out by public health in terms of hygiene and social distancing.
Practice Physical Distancing
Mandatory Use of Face Masks and Coverings
Community Supports in York Region
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies: wide range of resources for families
York Region Health Department
Public Health Ontario
Mental Health Supports
CAMH / Coping with Mental Health and Covid-19
Kids Help Phone
Naseeha (mental health phone peer support)
The Gap Committee
The 519 / COVID-19 Care
First Nations Hope for Wellness Helpline
Feed the Need
Assaulted Women's Helpline
Carea Community Health Centre
Employment and Social Development Canada
Help for families: Talking to kids about Coronavirus
How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
COVIBOOK: Supporting and reassuring children around the world
How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus
Supporting the emotional wellbeing of children during the pandemic
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society