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Improving Ontario's child protection services

Ontario is working to help children and youth across the province reach their full potential by strengthening and modernizing children and youth services.

Ontario plans to:

  • boost accountability across the child welfare system by requiring children’s aid societies to publicly post financial audits and expenses
  • explore the option of creating a single adoption agency for the entire province, helping more children find stable and supportive permanent homes
  • support better outcomes for Black children and youth, including:
    • the mandatory collection of identity-based and data, including race-based data, to support better service planning and delivery
    • implementing the One Vision One Voice plan in children’s aid societies

Ontario has also proposed the Children, Youth and Families Services Act, 2016, that would, if passed, support these changes to provide children and youth with stronger opportunities to succeed.

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