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Parenting Help

This section of the Children’s Aid of Toronto website includes tips and resources for parents on such as topics as:

  • infant safe sleep guidelines
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • home alone
  • positive discipline
  • dental care
  • window safety
  • summer planning
     

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Reporting child abuse and neglect

This section of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website explains the “duty to report” to a children’s aid society any suspicions that a child may be in need of protection. There are links to questions and answers on the topic and a description of the signs of child abuse and neglect.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It’s Your Duty – Your Responsibilities under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017

This brochure, produced by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, explains the “duty to report” that people in Ontario have when it comes to child abuse and neglect. The brochure provides information on this section of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) and answers common questions about your reporting responsibilities. 

 

 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

What do you need? How to get help

This page on the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic website lists ways you can get help when you need it. It has information on clinic services, abuse, safety, your children, partner abuse, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse/incest, housing and money, immigration, forced marriage, charges for assault, and lawyers.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Your Right to Complain to a Children’s Aid Society Or Indigenous Society

This page on the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services website provides information on what to do if you have a question or concern about services from a children’s aid society (society), including how to start a formal complaint to a society’s Internal Complaints Review Panel (ICRP).

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

CBA Child Rights Toolkit

The CBA Child Rights Toolkit has been developed to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to implement a child-rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review

In 2014, the Province of Ontario established the Independent Review of the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. This is the report of the Independent Reviewer.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Information for Victims

These publications produced by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB) have information on the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and provide tools and information for survivors of crime and those who support them. These publications include three booklets in a series entitled Are You a Victim of Crime?

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

What is a supervised access order?

One of a series of FAQs from Luke’s Place, this resource looks at what types of supervised access orders there are, what their objectives are, how formal and informal supervision differ, and what the appropriate uses of such orders are.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

What is the role of violence (including separation violence) in custody and access cases?

One of a series of FAQs from Luke’s Place, this resource looks at what the best interests of the child test is, where violence fits into that test in Ontario, what a better test might look like, and how women can present (or encourage their lawyers to present) evidence of abuse effectively.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

Luke's Place

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015