At the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), our focus on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the core of how we work with our colleagues, Service Users, resource caregivers, volunteers, partners and all those who cross paths with our Agency. We unequivocally stand against all forms of oppression, discrimination and racism, and are committed to creating an environment where every individual can work and receive our services with dignity and respect.

As a child welfare agency serving the diverse communities of the Greater Toronto Area, we have internal positions, processes and programs in place that allow us to deliver our services to families through an equity lens.

Our commitment involves:

As one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers, we have a dedicated Equity Hiring Strategy that supports our commitment to ensuring our employees reflect the diverse populations we serve, at every level of our workforce.

We provide our staff with ongoing training, resources and consultation focused on how best to support the unique needs of the children, youth and families, including their race, culture, religion/creed, gender and sexual orientation.

We understand the historical systemic harm of child welfare and its impact on children, youth and caregivers from equity-deserving communities. We are unwavering in our commitment to keeping this awareness at the forefront of our work with every family we serve.