(June 21, 2019) Toronto – Today, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (Toronto CAS) released its 2018–2019 Annual Report entitled, Building Bridges, Brightening Lives. The report showcases Toronto CAS’ commitment to continuing to work with and build partnerships with community, partners and government to ensure child well-being and brighter futures for the children, youth and the families they serve.
Some highlights include:
- 14, 434 calls in 2018 reporting abuse, neglect, seeking information and community links
- 1,134 children in care served
- 492 black/bi-racial children served in 2018
- We hosted more than 29 events in 2018
- We currently have 298 volunteers
- Our volunteers logged more than 5,177 hours in 2018
- Over 39 million media impressions broadcast, print, online
- Over 2.6 million hits through social media impressions.
The agency also announced they are about to enter into year one of their new strategic plan, which has them focused on outcomes, primarily with innovation programs such as:
- The Connections Program aims to assist young people who are transitioning out of child welfare to link to mental health and addiction supports in the community, as well as transition to adult healthcare services
- After Hours Team provides the directing answering of all calls coming in after regular business hours for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Bruce Grey Child and Family Services, Durham Children’s Aid Society, Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, Family and Children Services Niagara, Halton Children’s Aid Society, Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County and of course for our own agency.
“We’re in a unique position to proactively address child welfare through our expert staff and programs,” said Toronto Children’s Aid Society’s CEO, Paul Rosebush. “We’re focused on creating an inclusive society where everyone is valued and treated with equal dignity and respect.”
Alicia Pereira, Director, Communications, 416 605 8246 | firstname.lastname@example.org