Facts and Figures

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Child Welfare Facts and Figures

  • In Ontario, there are 50 designated Children’s Aid Societies. Thirteen are Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being agencies and three are faith-based (two Catholic and one Jewish).

In the fiscal year 2022-2023*:

  • On a monthly average, there were almost 8,600 children and youth in care.
  • Nearly 60% of those in care or receiving supports were youth aged 16-20+ (as of the end of the fiscal year).
  • There were over 7,200 full-time equivalent staff.
  • More than 117,500 calls and referrals were made. Approximately 61,000 of these required a full child protection investigation.
    • The rest of these referrals did not require a full investigation and/or were referred to services available in the community.
  • Of the investigations that were completed, 86% did not require further protection.

* These numbers were reported from 38 non-Indigenous member agencies. They are derived from the Q4 2022-2023 Ministry Quarterly Reports (as of November 29, 2023).

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