MCCSS Residential Services Review Panel’s Report and Recommendations

The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies welcomes the report “Because Young People Matter”, a review of Ontario’s residential services for children and youth, which was released by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Servicess (MCCSS). The report represents the hard work of the Residential Services Review Panel, an expert panel that devoted ten months learning from those who have experiences with the system, including youth, parents, foster parents, service providers, and experts.
In recognition that the child welfare sector is the primary consumer of residential services in Ontario, OACAS and its member societies provided a submission with recommendations to the Residential Services Review Panel in February, 2016. OACAS and its member agencies look forward to reviewing the recommendations in the “Because Young People Matter” report and facilitating the necessary reforms to the public and private children’s residential service systems.