In September 2015 the Minister of Children and Youth Services (MCCSS) announced a number of initiatives to support permanency and adoption services in Ontario. These initiatives include a review of adoption services in Ontario, (specifically a cost benefit analysis).
The MCCSS “Adoptions Enhancement Review” was formally launched in September 2016 and is being conducted by KPMG. The Review involves meetings with CASs, focus group participation, and extensive data collection from all CASs.
In response to the Ministry announcement of a review, the OACAS convened the New Directions in Permanency Workgroup in January 2016 to research and analyse permanency practices in Ontario with a specific focus on adoption. OACAS delivered the submission to MCCSS in October 2016. Download the submission.