OACAS Journal

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) 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.

Message from the editor - March 23, 2015


Current edition: Volume 59 - Number 1: Winter 2015

About the Journal

Circulation and readership
The Journal is distributed in print and electronically to a diverse readership of over 3,500 subscribers, including:

  • Child Welfare administrators, practitioners and researchers
  • University libraries
  • Social workers and administrators in other disciplines
  • Politicians and public servants in the Ontario Government
  • Community partners
  • Media
  • The Public

Journal Subscriptions

Article Submissions
OACAS welcomes articles in English and French from researchers and professionals on the subject of child welfare research and practice, highlighting projects and initiatives to improve the well-being of children, youth and families.

Topics of interest include Aboriginal child welfare, child neglect, woman abuse and adult mental health.

For more information, please consult the guidelines for article submissions

Editorial Board
All articles submitted to the OACAS Journal are evaluated through a blind review process by an Editorial Board.

Members of the Editorial Board assess submissions based on a review matrix to ensure they fit within the submission guidelines. All submitters will be informed of the decision to include the submission, request changes be made or decline the submission by the Editorial Board Coordinator.

For a list of the Editorial Board members, please click here.

If you are interested in advertising with the OACAS Journal, please contact journal@oacas.org for pricing and availability. Package pricing is available.

Please contact journal@oacas.org to request republication.

Article Requests
Please contact journal@oacas.org if you are looking to have a scan or hardcopy of a Journal article. Articles are scanned or copied at a cost of $4.00 per article.