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Do you want a review of a decision you have received from an Ontario Children’s Aid Society or licensee?

You have the right to voice your concerns.

This is easy to do and the same across the province.

STEP 1

Fill in a Removal of Crown Ward or Refusal of Adoption form and mail or fax it to the Child and Family Services Review Board (the Board) within 10 days of receiving notice from a Children’s Aid Society (society).

STEP 2

Within 7 days, the Board will let you know by letter if it can review your matter and set a date and time for a hearing. This hearing must take place within 20 days of the date you received the letter.

STEP 3

Attend the hearing with the Board.

STEP 4

The Board will send you a written decision within 10 days after the hearing.

You can ask for a review by the Board if:

* In cases involving First Nations, Métis or Inuit children, the Board will also notify each of the child’s bands or listed First Nations, Inuit or Métis communities.

What is the Board?

The Board is an independent body responsible for reviewing certain actions and decisions made by children’s aid societies.

What do I do first?

Mail or fax the completed Removal of Crown Ward or Refusal of Adoption application form within 10 days of receiving the society or licensee’s notice to:

Child and Family Services Review Board
655 Bay Street, 14th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2A3
Telephone (416) 327-4673
Toll Free 1-888-728-8823
TTY: Call the Bell Relay Service at 1-800-855-0511
Fax (416) 327-0558

Copies of these forms are available from any society, or the Child and Family Services Review Board.

What happens next?

Within 7 days, the Board will respond to you by letter. If your request is eligible for review, this letter will set a date, time and place for a hearing to review the society or licensee decision. This hearing must be held within 20 days of the date you received the letter.

Who attends the Board hearing?

What happens after the Board hearing?

You will receive a written decision within 10 days after the hearing.

For more information contact

Child and Family Services Review Board
655 Bay Street, 14th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2A3
Telephone (416) 327-4673
Toll Free 1-888-728-8823
TTY: Call the Bell Relay Service at 1-800-855-0511
Fax (416) 327-0558