Archive for the Advocacy Category

OACAS Presents to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

On January 30, OACAS presented a Submission of provincial sector priorities on behalf of CASs to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The Submission focused on the funding model, the needs of Aboriginal communities, supports for youth, and investment the broader social safety net (addictions, mental

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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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Extend the age of protection to 18

What does this mean? Currently in Ontario, the laws which protect children from abuse and neglect do not extend to children once they turn 16 years old. Most social and legal constructs consider someone an adult when they turn 18. You must be 18 before you can

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Ultimate Health Rights Survival Guide

The Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (OPACY) has produced a guide to help young people in provincial care understand and exercise their health rights. Anchored in recommendations from My Real Life Book (the report from the Youth Leaving Care Legislative Hearings) the Ultimate Health Rights Survival Guide provides young people with information

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