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Children's Aid Societies are mandated by the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, to:

  • Investigate allegations or evidence that children under the age of 18 may be in need of protection
  • Protect children where necessary
  • Provide guidance, counselling, and other services to families for protecting children or preventing circumstances requiring the protection of children
  • Provide care for children assigned or committed to its care
  • Supervise children assigned to its supervision
  • Place children for adoption when necessary