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Ontario Expanding Youth Opportunities Fund
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:00:00 EST

Ontario is announcing the 31 grassroots projects that will receive $7.7 million this year from Ontario's Youth Opportunities Fund to help at-risk youth succeed.

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Ontario Investing $333 Million to Improve Autism Services
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:56:00 EST

As part of the 2016 Budget, Ontario is investing $333 million over the next five years to launch the new Ontario Autism Program, which will provide children and youth with critical interventions faster, and provide services that are better matched to their needs.
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Ontario Hiring More Mental Health Workers for Children and Youth
Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:00:00 EST

Ontario is investing $6 million in local mental health services to help an estimated additional 4,000 children and youth, and their families each year.
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Statement on the Final Report of the Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:30:00 EST

Today the following statement was issued by Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services, on behalf of the Government of Ontario regarding the Honourable Susan Lang's final report on the reliability of the hair-strand drug and alcohol testing used by the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory:

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Ontario Helping More Children in Care Connect with Waiting Families
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:30:00 EST

Ontario is making it easier for children and youth in the care of children's aid societies to find forever families, while providing more support to adoptive parents.

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Ontario Supporting Community Efforts to Prevent Youth Suicides
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:00:00 EST

The province is investing $1.9 million to support youth through its Youth Suicide Prevention Plan. Now in its third year, the plan is helping more families and youth access the supports they need in crisis situations. 

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New Skills-Training Facility Opens for At-Risk Youth
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:00:00 EST

Ontario is marking the grand opening of a new trades building at the William E. Hay Centre in Ottawa, which will give at-risk youth job skills-training such as dry walling, woodworking and small engine repair.

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Improving Outcomes for Children and Youth in Residential Settings
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:00:00 EST

Ontario is bringing together a panel of experts to review the province's child and youth residential service system.

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Ontario to Review the Child and Youth Residential Service System
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:00:00 EST

The Ministry of Children and Youth Services will launch a review of the child and youth residential service system. The ministry will establish a panel of experts to undertake this review and provide the ministry with a report and recommendations in fall 2015.

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Ontario Launches Enhanced Youth Action Plan
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:00:00 EST

Ontario is investing $55 million over three years for an enhanced Youth Action Plan to support more high-risk youth and additional high-needs communities across the province.

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Government Increasing Ontario Child Benefit to Help 500,000 Families
Thu, 18 Jun 2015 11:30:00 EST

Ontario is increasing its maximum monthly Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) payment to help eligible families with the cost of raising children. The OCB supports about 500,000 families across Ontario.

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Ontario Investing $52 Million in New Centre for Special Needs Children
Fri, 08 May 2015 11:00:00 EST

Today marks the start of construction of the new state-of-the-art ErinoakKids children's treatment centre in Mississauga, which will offer a range of services for children with special needs.

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Ontario Launches Pilot to Support At-Risk Youth
Wed, 06 May 2015 09:30:00 EST

Ontario is investing $390,000 in a research pilot project to help stop the cycle of homelessness for Toronto youth.

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Ontario Releases Report on the Review of the Child and Family Services Act
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 14:00:00 EST

The government is releasing the Report on the 2015 Review of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA). The report provides a summary of the feedback the government received during its provincewide consultations to review the act.

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Statement by Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services on the Recommendations from the Inquest Into the Death of Jeffrey Baldwin
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:00:00 EST

Today, Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services, released the following statement after submitting responses to recommendations directed to the ministry by the jury at the inquest into the death of Jeffrey Baldwin: