2016-02-24: Agency’s efforts to better reflect the city receives national attention. The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) has for the first time been named one of the country’s top diversity employers. The Society stood out for creating an inclusive workplace for employees from five different categories: women; visible minorities; persons with disabilities; Indigenous peoples; and individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).Read More
The self-regulatory body for Ontario's teaching profession has issued a professional advisory to support teachers' professional judgment to report to a children's aid society when they suspect a child is a victim of abuse or neglect.
The jury in a provincial coroner's inquest into the death of Jeffrey Baldwin –a five-year old Toronto boy who suffered years of mistreatment by his grandparents – recommended that regulatory bodies like the College promote the duty to report to its membership.Read More
In December 2014 the Toronto Star, published a four part series examining the work of Ontario’s 46 Children’s Aid Societies. The series shed light on several issues common to all CAS’s across the province and highlighted a few issues of particular note to the larger urban CAS’s, particularly ourselves, Peel CAS and Catholic CAS of Toronto.
Five Toronto organizations today released the first comprehensive report on child and family poverty in Toronto since 2008, revealing wide-spread deprivation and a city where children’s life opportunities are significantly linked to neighbourhood of residence and ethno-racial background.Read More
Almost one in three Toronto children are living in low-income families, according to new data from Statistics Canada, says a report being released today by Toronto groups including the Children's Aid Society of Toronto. That ties Toronto with Saint John for the highest child poverty rate amongst 13 major Canadian cities.