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Ontario Launches Child and Family Services Act Review

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Ontario Launches Child and Family Services Act Review

Province to Engage with Public and Aboriginal Partners to Modernize the Act

Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Ontario is launching the third review of the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), which governs the operation of many of the province's programs and services for children and youth.

The review, which must be undertaken every five years, will target two key areas -- improving outcomes for children and youth, and modernizing and clarifying the language of the Act.

The public engagement process includes:

  • Regional engagement sessions
  • Engagement with First Nations, Métis, Inuit and urban Aboriginal partners
  • Written submissions
  • Social media engagement to help capture and encourage input from youth.

This review is an opportunity to improve services for children, youth and families across the province.

Quick Facts

  • The CFSA is one of the key statutes administered by the Minister of Children and Youth Services.
  • Since the first review in 2005, the government has worked with the public in developing important updates to legislation.

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