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Child Welfare Engagement

The Ontario government wants to make transformational changes to Ontario's child welfare system to give every child, youth and family the supports they need to succeed and to thrive.

Over the upcoming months, the government will be seeking input on improvements to make the system better coordinated and focused on prevention with services that are high quality, culturally appropriate, sustainable and responsive to the needs of children, youth and families.

The government will be engaging with Indigenous partners, service providers and stakeholders. The government also plans to engage with youth, families, caregivers and frontline workers by asking them to participate through discussions and an online survey. Participants will be asked for their insights about the gaps, barriers, and opportunities to support better outcomes for children, youth and families.

Have your say by participating in an online survey
To help guide improvements, the government is seeking advice and recommendations through an online survey from individuals who have experience with the child welfare system. 

1. Youth or former youth who are receiving, or have received services from, a children’s aid society or have received residential care;
2. Parents, family members or caregivers who have had involvement with a children’s aid society or with licensed child and youth residential services;
3. Frontline workers from: children’s aid societies, licensed child and youth residential services, and other community-based service providers that work with children, youth and families involved with the child welfare system and with licensed residential services.

Complete the survey

The survey is anonymous and will take 20 minutes to complete. Please note that the survey is available in both English and French.

Should you have any questions regarding the survey, the child welfare modernization engagement efforts, or wish to receive a paper copy of the survey by mail, please contact CYFSA@ontario.ca

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