Responding to the Toronto Star's Series on Child Welfare

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2014-12-17

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.  

Our CEO David Rivard, submitted and had published a Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Star commenting on their series. 

Two other notable experts in child welfare in Canada co-wrote and submitted a separate letter to the Toronto Star which was not published. Their letter is a strong endorsement of the work of Ontario's child welfare system and issues a sharp critique of the work of the journalists who compiled the four part series.