We are re-imagining child welfare: an effective children’s services system that supports ALL children, youth, families, and communities to thrive.
WHO WE ARE
OACAS is a collective of child welfare agencies, and we:
- Lead Bravely. We inspire and guide transformative systemic change within child welfare and the broader children’s services system.
- Advocate Boldly. We influence public opinion, policy direction, and decisions about the children’s services system and advocate about the impact of the social determinants of health.
- Deliver Effectively. We strengthen the child welfare system by delivering provincial programs, information resources, supportive tools, and shared services.
WHAT WE VALUE
We pursue Equity in all aspects of our work.
We Collaborate with families and community partners with Respect and Humility.
We are Accountable and Transparent, regardless of the outcomes of our work.
We act with Courage to embrace Innovation, knowing that positive change may be disruptive.