Archive for the Accountability Category

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies responds to the Final Report of the Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review

Independent review report cover

A year after the Attorney General appointed an independent review into hair testing at the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory (MDTL), Justice Susan Lang released her final report. The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and its member Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) trusted in the world-renowned Hospital […]

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Child Welfare Sector Response to Auditor General Report 2015

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and its members welcome the 2015 report of the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario. The safety and protection of children is the first priority of Ontario Children’s Aid Societies (CASs). As noted by the Auditor General, child […]

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Aboriginal Children in Care Working Group present report to Canada’s Premiers

The Aboriginal Children in Care Working group recently released the Aboriginal Children in Care Report to Canada’s Premiers. The report states that Aboriginal children are over-represented in child welfare systems across Canada. In August 2014, Canada’s Premiers directed provinces and territories to work with Aboriginal communities in […]

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2014 Report of the Paediatric Death Review Committee and Deaths Under Five Committee

On December 1, the Office of the Chief Coroner of the Province of Ontario  released the 2014 Report of the Paediatric Death Review Committee (PDRC) and Deaths Under-Five Committee. The report includes information about all children who died in Ontario, and specific information about children who died where there […]

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OACAS Submission to Government – Bill 8, Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act, 2014

On December 9, Bill 8 passed third reading in the Ontario Legislature. OACAS presented written and oral submissions to Standing Committee focused on Schedule 9, which gives the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (PACY) investigative powers with respect to Children’s Aid Societies and licensed residential facilities where a […]

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