Seeking to support your community?

Come join the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), one of Toronto’s Top Employers, and make a difference in the lives of children, youth and families across the Greater Toronto Area.

As North America’s largest Board-governed child welfare agency, we are proud to provide our employees with an environment that allows them to grow their careers, skills and leadership capabilities while having a meaningful impact on their communities. We’re focused on building a culture of learning and collaboration, that promotes diversity of thought and ensures equitable representation at all levels and roles.

We encourage applicants who are interested in supporting us in promoting the best interests, protection and well-being of children and youth and building the strengths and capacities of their caregivers.

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Our workforce is comprised of full-time, part-time, and casual employees and students who come together each day to uphold our vision, mission, and values. We have three office locations in Toronto, North York and Scarborough.

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Our Vision & Mission

  • Our Vision

    A city where children are safe, families are strong and communities are supported.

  • Our Mission

    Leading with excellence and working in partnership to:
    Prevent situations that lead to child abuse and neglect by embracing, strengthening and supporting families and communities;
    Protect children and youth from abuse and neglect;
    Provide safe and nurturing care for children and youth;
    Advocate to meet the needs of children, youth, families and communities.

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Our Values

  • Placing the needs of children and youth first

  • Creating an environment that promotes trust, equality, respect, diversity, openness and honesty

  • Affirming and valuing our staff, care providers, clients and volunteers

  • Promoting enduring relationships for children and youth

  • Being accountable and transparent

  • Demonstrating excellence, leadership, teamwork and innovation

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Why work for us?

  • Hybrid working model

    Our workforce performs in a blended virtual and in-person environment.

  • Competitive benefits package

    Competitive base salary and employer paid health, dental and vision benefits for full-time employees along with a healthcare spending account.

  • OMERS pension

    Eligible employees can participate in our OMERS pension plan, with employer and employee sharing premiums equally.

  • Inclusive and diverse workforce

    As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, we have a dedicated Equity Hiring Strategy that supports our commitment to ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities we serve.

  • Vacation and time off

    Our workforce receives 4 weeks of vacation and additional paid time off each year. Our Agency also offers employees flexible work hours during the summer months.

  • Casual dress code

    Our employees are encouraged to wear casual dress, less formal than business casual. We use this to better our relationship with our community, by breaking down any perceived power barrier between community members and our staff.

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  • Eligible CAST employees who are required to use their personal vehicles for work purposes are reimbursed for mileage and receive automotive insurance subsidies.

Please see our external recruitment section below to learn about the steps in this process.

Employment at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto is conditional upon the verification of:

  • Successful completion of references
  • Academic and/or professional credentials
  • An approved police check including vulnerable sector and background checks

At the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, we have a dedicated Equity Hiring Strategy that supports us in building a skilled workforce across all levels and Departments that reflects the population of Toronto, as well as the diverse communities we serve.

During the online application process, applicants are encouraged to complete a confidential Employment Equity questionnaire to indicate if they self-identify as being part of one or more designated under-represented groups.

We’re committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free.

Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants that may require accommodation during the selection process are encouraged to notify the Human Resources Department when contacted for an interview.

Human Resources will work together with the hiring committee to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation for the selection process, which will enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner.

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External Recruitment Process

  • A job is posted to fill a vacancy need (backfill, special project or additional support).

  • Applicants are pre-screened to ensure they meet the minimum qualifications for the position including education, experience, and any additional questionnaire responses. Qualified applicants then move to the next stage in the recruitment process.

  • Applicants under consideration complete a phone screening and may also be provided with an assessment to analyze their knowledge, skills and abilities as it relates to the role requirements.

  • Successful applicants are then invited to participate in a panel interview (virtual or in person).

  • The panel will evaluate all interviewed applicants to identify the top candidate. Next steps may include additional interviews and/or assessment prior to moving forward to references.

  • Once all required checks are complete, the successful applicant is made a verbal offer of employment followed by a written offer. Once a signed offer is received, all unsuccessful applicants are notified via email.