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May 14, 2023

Today, on May 14, 2023, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) celebrates Children and Youth in Care Day alongside child welfare agencies across the province. Proclaimed into law with the Children and Youth in Care Day Act, 2014, this event commemorates the valuable contributions that current and former youth in care make to our communities. It also serves as a platform to reduce stigma about young people involved with child welfare and recognize their resilience that we witness every day.

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May 11, 2023

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto stands in solidarity and support of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities everywhere and condemns acts that negatively impact these individuals, including our staff, community members and the children, youth and families that we serve.

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April 26, 2023

There are many ways to volunteer with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), including becoming a Volunteer Driver as part of our Children’s Transportation Centre. As we work to recruit further volunteers to join our team, we sat down with Verna, a long-time Volunteer Driver, to learn more about her role and the meaningful impact it allows her to make. 

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April 13, 2023

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto is currently seeking nominations to its Board of Directors for the 2023-2026 term. Applicants should have a passion for child welfare, and a strong desire to support CAST’s vision of a city where children are safe, families are strong and communities are supported.

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March 9, 2023

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) has been named as one of Canada’s 2023 Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This title is awarded to organizations who have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs, rooted in transparency and accountability. 

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March 7, 2023

In line with Black Mental Health Week, the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), Anchoring Minds Inc. and Delta Family Resource Centre have partnered to launch a new initiative, the Black Agency Network (BAN) in efforts to help Black families better navigate the child welfare system in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

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January 31, 2023

February 1, 2023, marks the beginning of Black History Month (BHM), a time to honour the legacy and leadership of Black African, Caribbean Canadians, including our staff, partners and the communities we serve. Here at Children’s Aid Society of Toronto we want to use this time to acknowledge, celebrate, and raise further awareness about Black communities, their cultures and histories.

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December 9, 2022

We’re pleased to announce that the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) has been named again this year as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition. 

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November 17, 2022

Children's Aid Society of Toronto in partnership with TAIBU Community Health Centre, invites members of the African, Caribbean and Afro-Latinx Toronto communities to attend our free Adoption Information Session on December 7, 2022 to learn more about becoming Adoptive Parents.

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November 16, 2022

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto’s (CAST) semi-annual Youth In Care Feedback Survey is taking place from November 14 - December 15, 2022. The survey is an opportunity for the Agency to gather feedback from youth in care so that we can better understand what we are doing well and most importantly, how we can improve our services. 

The survey is for youth in CAST’s care, ages 12-21 (including youth on CCSY and VYSA), is confidential and takes 3 minutes to complete.

The survey runs from November 14-December 23, 2022.

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