Publications & Newsroom

OACAS produces a series of publications that provide information on the current climate of child welfare, highlight research and progress being made in the sector, and advocate on behalf of the children and families Children’s Aid Societies serve.



OACAS distributes news releases and advisories about important child welfare matters including advocacy, public awareness and current issues.

OACAS in Action

Latest News

Latest News covers current issues from OACAS, our member Children’s Aid Societies, and the Child Welfare System.

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The Voice

The Voice is our monthly newsletter that captures new initiatives, advocacy efforts, public engagement and other relevant child well-being news from our community partners and member Children’s Aid Societies.

Ontario Child Welfare Report 2014

Child Welfare Report

OACAS releases an annual report that outlines recommendations and areas of priority for the child welfare sector. This report is released to government and key stakeholders in an effort to educate key decisions makers on areas that require attention to help improve Ontario’s child welfare system.

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The Journal

The Journal is a major source of information for Ontario’s children’s services professionals. Published twice a year, the OACAS Journal features articles and news on child welfare research and practice in Ontario, highlighting projects and initiatives to improve the well-being of children, youth and families.

Annual Report 2014

OACAS’ Annual Reports

Every year, OACAS provides a summary of programs and projects, achievements and contributions to child welfare for the year.

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Professional Resources

In addition to publishing curriculum and resource documents for Children’s Aid Societies, OACAS produces practice guides to evolve readers’ understanding of the complexities of child protection, with respect to a particular topic area. The practice guides are designed to promote critical thinking and decision making in sensitive areas of child welfare practice. OACAS also produces practice notes which are quick reference tools for child welfare professionals, and contain links and contact details if workers would like to seek additional information.