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

June 5, 2025
OACAS Launches ‘There to Care’ Campaign to Recruit Foster Caregivers Across Ontario

May 14, 2024
Are You There for Kids in Care? Join the #ForgetMeNot Campaign and Show You’re Part of the Community that Cares

March 8, 2024
OACAS Responds to Global News Investigation

January 31, 2024
OACAS Releases 2024 Pre-Budget Submission with Five Priority Areas for Action

November 1, 2023
Adoption and Permanency Education Month Reflections

October 17, 2023
Dress Purple Day 2023: Be Part of the Community That Cares for Ontario Children, Youth, and Families

October 16, 2023
Honouring Ontario Foster Caregivers During Foster Family Appreciation Week 2023

October 12, 2023
Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Israel and a Condemnation of All Acts of Violence

September 25, 2023
Julia L. Jamieson, Director of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Holistic Practices, Shares a Message for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 19, 2023
Reaffirming Our Commitment to the Safety and Well-Being of 2SLGBTQ+ Children and Youth

September 15, 2023
Recognizing the Family and Community Supporting Children and Youth During Kinship & Alternate Care Awareness Week 2023

August 18, 2023
OACAS CEO Nicole Bonnie Announces Departure, Interim CEO Appointed

July 17, 2023
OACAS Submits Feedback as Part of the 2023 Review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

June 30, 2023
OACAS Releases 2022-2023 Annual Report: Strengthening Partnerships to Support Families and Communities

June 9, 2023
In Solidarity with 2SLGBTQ+ Communities this Pride Month, and Every Day

May 10, 2023
Children and Youth in Care Day Honoured with Day of Advocacy and Celebratory Reception at Queen’s Park

May 9, 2023
Are You There for Kids in Care? Young People from Child Welfare Visit Queen’s Park to Call on Government for More Supports and Services

April 17, 2023
Volunteer Week 2023: Celebrating Thousands of Ontarians Supporting Children, Youth, and Families

March 27, 2023
2023 Ontario Budget Includes Investments for Children, Youth, and Families

February 15, 2023
OACAS supports new framework for youth leaving care in Ontario

February 10, 2023
OACAS 2023 Pre-Budget Submission: One Community of Care

January 30, 2023
OACAS to Host First-of-its-kind 2SLGBTQ+ Event for Youth in Child Welfare

November 1, 2022
Adoption and Permanency Education Month Reminds Ontarians there are Many Paths to Permanency

October 27, 2022
Dress Purple Day 2022 Sees Engagement from Partners Across Ontario

October 24, 2022
New Beastie Valley Video Series Supports Dress Purple Day Campaign Message that Children and Youth Have Rights to Safety and Well-Being in All Spaces

October 17, 2022
Celebrating Foster Family Appreciation Week 2022 with a Thank You Message for Foster Caregivers across Ontario

October 12, 2022
Dress Purple Day 2022: Be part of the community that cares for Ontario children, youth, and families

September 29, 2022
Child Welfare, Residential Schools, and Truth and Reconciliation: A Brief History on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 25, 2022
OACAS Recognizes Franco-Ontarian Day

June 17, 2022
New Report Reveals the Reality of Anti-Black Racism in Ontario Child Welfare Service Delivery

June 6, 2022
National Indigenous History Month: A Time for Celebration and Reflection

May 9, 2022
OACAS Launches New Campaign, #ForgetMeNot, to Remind Ontarians that Children and Youth in Care Cannot be Forgotten

April 7, 2022
Ontario Election 2022: OACAS Asks All Political Parties to Be #HereToHelpON’s Most Vulnerable Children, Youth and Families

March 31, 2022
OACAS Applauds Funding for 2SLGBTQ+ Services and Supports

March 16, 2022
Minister McKenna and OACAS CEO Nicole Bonnie share a message of thanks to Ontario child welfare staff

February 16, 2022
OACAS Statement on the Presence of Children and Youth at Demonstrations

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


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