News & Events

The Children's Aid Society of Toronto Logo on blue background.
January 16, 2024

January 16, 2024 - The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) is currently seeking nominations to its Board of Directors. CAST is a not-for-profit agency funded by the province of Ontario, and the largest child welfare organization in North America with an operating budget of $157.4M. Operating under section 72 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act 2017 (CYFSA), we have a legal mandate to keep children, ages 0 to 18, safe from abuse and neglect.

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Children's Aid Society of Toronto logo in white on a purple background
January 9, 2024

January 9, 2024 - Are you a visionary leader passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and youth? The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) welcomes applications for the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Learn more about job profile below or access the full job posting here.

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GTA Top Employer 2024 logo banner
December 5, 2023

We’re pleased to announce that the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) has been recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2024 by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. Our Agency has been honoured as a Top Employer since 2013.

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Banner with 2SLGBTQ+ flag and CAST logo
September 20, 2023

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

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Kinship and Alternative Care Week banner
September 18, 2023

September 18 – 22, 2023 marks Kinship and Alternate Care Awareness Week in Ontario and provides us with a dedicated time to recognize and raise awareness of the important role that kin networks play in keeping children and youth connected to their families, communities, and identities.

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The Logo of CAST and The cover page of the strategic plan document
August 2, 2023

We are delighted to share our Agency's renewed Strategic Plan, which will guide our work here at the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto for the next 18-24 months. This updated roadmap supports our vision of “a city where children are safe, families are strong and communities are supported,” and reflects our commitment to enhancing the work we do. With a clear direction and focus, we are eager to embark on this journey, reinforced by a set of strategic priorities that encapsulate our dedication to improved Services and supports, collaboration and partnerships.

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Light blue background with CAST logo and Annual Report image
July 19, 2023

We are pleased to present our 2022-2023 Annual Report here that captures our work over the past fiscal year to support and strengthen our workplace and Service Delivery. As North America’s largest board-governed child welfare agency, our communities look to our Agency to support children, youth, and families. In turn, we support our staff by building an award-winning workplace that’s focused on engagement, equity, and continuous learning. As explored in the Annual Report, our focus has been on enhancing our equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, expanding our leadership programs, and evaluating next steps in our return to office plan.

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Logo of Children's Aid Society on a dark blue background. Sub title: Monday, July 17, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. EST.
June 26, 2023

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto will be held on Monday, July 17, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place virtually using the GoTo Webinar platform.

All staff, volunteers, and community members are invited to attend. Register here for the AGM and join using the instructions below. Please reach out to should you have any questions.

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Illustrated hands holding hearts. Event date and time: Jul 11, 2023 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
June 19, 2023

On July 11, 2023, we’re joining our partners at the 519 to host a virtual workshop for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities who are interested in learning more about becoming Foster and Adoptive Parents. Taking place from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to hear from our Fostering and Adoption teams, learn first-hand about the experiences of Foster and Adoptive parents, and have your questions answered in a safe and supportive space.

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White background with Smilezone logo and Children's Aid Society of Toronto logo.
June 8, 2023

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto is pleased to announce the unveiling of 8 Family Access Rooms at its Scarborough location that have been transformed into ‘Smilezones’ through generous donations from the SmileZone Foundation with support from Angela James, Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee and former Olympian.

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