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Children’s Aid Societies visit the Ontario Legislature to advocate on key issues facing the sector


On November 24, representatives from Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) across the province met at the Ontario Legislature for the child welfare sector’s annual MPP Briefing Day. For the first time, this event was co-hosted by the Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario (ANCFSAO)

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Aboriginal Children in Care Report to Canada’s Premiers

The Aboriginal Children in Care Working group recently released its Aboriginal Children in Care Report to Canada’s Premiers. The report highlights the fact that Indigenous children are vastly over-represented in child welfare systems across Canada. In August 2014, Canada’s premiers directed the provinces and territories to work with

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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 Indigenous communities, supports for youth, and investment the broader social safety net (addictions, mental

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Registered Disability Savings Plan

Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSPs) can provide a long-term savings option for eligible individuals living with disabilities in Canada. Savings grow in a tax deferred environment and the plans are eligible for Government of Canada grants and bonds. Individuals who are affected by a severe disability and

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