Unfortunately, we are unable to support individual student assignment questions or interview requests. If you are looking for more information about the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto we encourage you to explore our website to learn about our Agency and the work that we do. The following resources may support your research and project:

If you are a post graduate student and have a research request or opportunity, please visit our internal department, the Child Welfare Institute’s section of our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit our What We Do section to learn more about our work and service mandate to protect children and youth from birth to 17 years of age. For specific services we provide, please see our Brochures and Publications sections of the website.

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto has been operating since 1875 and is the largest board governed child welfare agency in North America. For more information about our history please visit the About Us section of the website.

Our mission is 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.

Please see our Annual Reports and Strategic Plan in the Publications section of the website for more details about our core values, strategic directions and priorities.

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) is a non-for-profit child welfare agency, funded by the Government of Ontario via the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is a registered charity that provides funds to support programs dedicated to childhood enrichment, educational support, and recreational and cultural activities which help children and youth maintain identity and connection to their communities.

Our latest Annual Report provides an overview of our services and statistics for the past fiscal year. Please visit the Publications section of our website to access recent Annual Reports.

For specific services our Agency provides, please see the Brochures section of the website.