Ontario’s Children’s Aid Societies Performance Indicators

Ontario is working with children’s aid societies, including Indigenous societies (societies), to improve outcomes for children and youth who are receiving child welfare services. We are also working to strengthen accountability across the child welfare sector.

Ontario reports on performance indicator results in three key areas that reflect the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth in local communities. These areas are aligned with the purpose of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA).

Quality of the caregiver-youth relationship has remained stable over seven years.

Majority of families did not have a recurrence of child protection concerns within 12 months.


of children who come into the care of a society are discharged from care within 3 years.

Ontario has introduced the public reporting of performance indicators to:

All societies are required to publicly report five PIs reflecting the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth. In March 2015, the ministry first publicly posted aggregate data and society-level results for the five PIs were first posted in June 2016. The ministry is posting seven years of provincial aggregate and society-level results (2010-11 to 2016-17) on this site through a series of linked pages.

The performance indicators

Ontario reports on five performance indicators under three key areas

The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) provides more information about society performance indicators.

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