Every October, OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies raise awareness about how to identify and help prevent child abuse. One of the campaign’s key goals is to educate communities and key partners about how calling a Children’s Aid Society is one of the most effective ways to prevent child abuse. As part of this campaign OACAS and member CASs work closely with school boards, schools, and community partners on a provincial “GO PURPLE DAY.”
Your call could be the most important in a child’s life. This video explains why.
Learn more about how you and your organization
can support the campaign below.
A mother involved with Children’s Aid speaks about her experience.
A screener from Children’s Aid talks about her role in working with the public to keep children safe.
A teacher speaks about how a call to Children’s Aid can help a student and family who are going through a crisis.
Learn more about the different kinds of child abuse
- The Ontario Incidence Study is the longest running study to look at child abuse in our province. Maria Harlick discusses the latest findings.
- Exposure to Domestic Violence is one of the leading reasons that Children’s Aid gets involved with families. Alison Scott discusses the problem of family violence.
- Neglect is one of the most common child protection concerns in Ontario. Mary Ballantyne discusses how Children’s Aid helps families dealing with this issue.
- Human trafficking represents a growing form of child abuse in Ontario. Nancy French discusses how child welfare is working with police to stop it.
- One Vision One Voice: Changing the Ontario Child Welfare System to Better Serve African Canadians” recently released its recommendations for change. Kike Ojo discusses the Project’s findings and what they mean for Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Our brochure provides the key facts you need to know about recognizing child abuse and how Children’s Aid helps children and struggling families.