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

December 7, 2021
OACAS Supports Bill C-4, an Act to Criminalize Conversion Therapy in Canada

November 30, 2021
OVOV relaunches guide on navigating the child welfare system for Ontario’s Black community

November 9, 2021
Max the Vax campaign launches to promote vaccine education for children ages 5-11

October 18, 2021
Foster Family Appreciation Week 2021: Celebrating Foster Families in Ontario

October 8, 2021
Why it’s not Child Abuse Prevention Month anymore and a call to join Dress Purple Day 2021

September 28, 2021
Honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day 2021

August 13, 2021
OACAS Supports the Safe Return to In-School Learning in September 2021

July 26, 2021
OACAS Adopts Inclusive Translation Practice

July 20, 2021
OACAS applauds annual, ongoing funding for critical One Vision One Voice program for Black children and youth in care

June 28, 2021
Statement on the discovery of additional unmarked Indigenous grave sites

June 28, 2021
Launching Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: A Learning Series for Caregivers in Child Welfare

June 21, 2021
In Honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 16, 2021
Celebrating Pride Month 2021

May 14, 2021
On Children and Youth in Care Day 2021, Take5 and Talk About Mental Health

April 12, 2021
Statement of Support for Bill C-6: An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Conversion Therapy)

April 1, 2021
Niijaansinaanik Child and Family Services Achieves Designation as a Children’s Aid Society

March 1, 2021
OACAS Launches New Report that Highlights Experiences of LGBT2SQ+ Children, Youth and Families in Child Welfare

October 30, 2020
Three things you need to know about the newly launched OVOV Practice Framework 3

October 13, 2020
Premier Ford joins 2020 Dress Purple Day Campaign to Remind Ontarians Help is Available

October 13, 2020
New Study Shows 42% of Ontarians Say They Need Additional Help from Social Services During the Pandemic

July 29, 2020
OACAS Welcomes the Ontario Government’s New Vision for Child Welfare

July 22, 2020
OACAS CEO Nicole Bonnie named one of six finalists for the 2020 Lynn Factor Stand up for Kids National Award

July 14, 2020
OACAS Applauds the Cessation of Birth Alerts in Ontario

June 5, 2020
A New Resource for Teachers Working with Children and Youth in Virtual Spaces

May 6, 2020
Child welfare organizations are still #HeretohelpON during COVID-19

March 23, 2020
Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies Continue to Support Children, Youth, and Families during COVID-19 Pandemic

January 24, 2020
National child welfare dialogue taking place in Ottawa to help children and youth facing immigration and settlement issues

October 24, 2019
October 24 is Ontario Dress Purple Day: Children’s Aid Societies’ campaign asks adults to think more carefully about how they can be helpful to the children and youth in their lives

August 23, 2019
OACAS Welcomes Associate Minister Dunlop’s Launch Announcement for Child Welfare Modernization Engagement Process

May 2, 2019
OACAS Statement on Ontario Child Advocate’s Thunder Bay Foster Homes Report

April 11, 2019
Ontario 2019 Budget: OACAS Encouraged by Investment in Community Mental Health Services, Concerned by Decrease in Funding to Children’s and Social Services Sector

January 28, 2019
New Leadership at the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

January 10, 2019
All In! Symposium, gives Ontario Black child welfare staff the first opportunity to gather collectively to discuss their unique experiences.

November 15, 2018
OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies Express Serious Concerns about Changes to the Ontario Child Advocate’s Office

November 13, 2018
First ever provincial meeting specifically for African Canadian Children’s Aid Society staff to take place in Toronto

October 22, 2018
Children’s Aid Societies and schools across the province DRESS PURPLE on October 24 to speak up for every child and youth’s right to safety and well-being

August 9, 2018
New system navigators to assist and support African Canadian families engaged with Children’s Aid Societies across the province will soon be in place

April 12, 2018
Children’s Aid Societies Welcome OHRC Report, Take Action to Combat Over-representation in Child Welfare

March 28, 2018
Budget invests in vulnerable children and families, but child welfare largely left out

October 23, 2017
Children’s Aid Societies and schools across the province DRESS PURPLE on October 24 to support Child Abuse Prevention Month

October 3, 2017
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies apologizes for harm child welfare has done to Ontario Indigenous children and families

October 2, 2017
October is Child Abuse Prevention Month: Your call to Children’s Aid could be the most important in a child’s life

May 15, 2017
The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies asking for Coroner’s Inquest into the recent deaths of youth in residential care

 

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