Update on services during COVID-19 outbreak

Ontario continues to take decisive action to protect the health and safety of all people and families during the COVID-19 outbreak. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, some services will experience disruptions or delays. We appreciate your patience during this time as the situation continues to evolve.

All essential social services and government offices under the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services remain open.

Children’s aid societies continue to operate and provide services to children, youth and families. Societies are being encouraged to use technology where possible and appropriate, while also observing local public health recommendations. Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, youth in care who turn 18 or former youth in care who turn 21 will not age out of the supports and services they are currently receiving through children’s aid societies.

Read updated visitor guidelines for residential care settings.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect the safety of all Ontarians, stay at home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible.


Children's aid

Your Voice Matters

A new law called the Child, Youth and Family Services Act is changing the way we support young people like you.

What does this new law mean?

You should know that you have the right to:

You’ll have more access to the services you need.

Who you are matters.

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Class Action on Behalf of Crown Wards

Were you a Crown ward at any time from the period January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017? If so, you may be a class member in the class action which has now been certified by the court. The lawsuit seeks money (damages) and other benefits for class members.

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  • Class Members are automatically included in the class action, unless they take steps to exclude themselves (opt out) by March 11, 2018. If you want to stay in the class action, do not opt out.
  • If you opt out, you will not be part of the lawsuit and you will not be able to share in any money or any other benefit obtained for the class if the lawsuit is successful.
  • This lawsuit does not impact your ability to seek compensation now from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board or from any other person other than the Province of Ontario.
  • Please visit https://kmlaw.ca/cases/crown-ward-class-action/ to get more information about this class action and your rights, or contact us at ocwclassaction@kmlaw.ca or
    1 (877) 739-8936.