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Interested in conducting child welfare research?

Researchers who are interested in conducting studies related to child welfare and would like access to Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies are invited to contact the OACAS Research Advisory Committee Chair.

For details see: Ontario Child Welfare Research Framework

Connecting Aboriginal youth in care with their identities and heritage

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, in partnership with Curve Lake First Nation held its 2nd Annual Aboriginal Youth in Care Gathering on July 8-10th, 2014 at Bark Lake Leadership Centre.

This year the Gathering focused on providing youth with both an experiential way to connect with their culture as well as a range of recreational activities.

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Calling on the community: Join Team HOPE and help support child abuse team_hopeprevention!

On Sunday, October 19, join Team HOPE and walk or run 5Km, the half or full marathon in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! In 2013, 94 staff from eight different Children’s Aid Societies laced up their sneakers to support a cause near and dear to our hearts.


2013/2014 Annual Report

The OACAS Annual Report is now available in English and French. Every year, OACAS provides a summary of programs and projects, achievements and contributions to child welfare for the year. Read the Annual Reports from previous years in PDF format.



Free legal services for foster families and youth seeking to complete the adoption process

Pro Bono Law Ontario and OACAS have partnered to provide free legal services for foster families and youth seeking to complete the adoption process. Services include:

  • Legal advice and representation for parents and youth over 18
  • Legal advice for foster parents adopting children under 18
  • Information about the adoptions process
  • Help completing and filing the application for adoption
  • Representation at the adoption hearing


Get involved with your Children’s Aid – become a volunteer!

VolunteerMore than 4,000 Ontarians volunteer at their local Children’s Aid to support children, youth and families. Volunteers have a wide range of skills. Some offer skills that can be used in working directly with children and youth, others offer their expertise to provide leadership and guidance to their local Children’s Aid as members of the Board of Directors working with the administrators of the agency.

Contact your local Children’s Aid and make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children, youth and families.