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Press Releases

January 06, 2020

Foster kids just won some privacy rights in Ontario. On January 01, 2020, the privacy section of the Ontario Child, Youth and Family Services Act, Part X, officially went into effect. Foster children will now be able to have access to their child welfare files and have the requests respected.

November 26, 2019

The Child Welfare PAC urges provincial and territorial governments to solve the post-secondary crisis facing foster children

August 13, 2019

Laurentian to offer free tuition for former foster kids of any age in Ontario.

November 15, 2018

The Child Welfare PAC, a non-partisan and not-for-profit advocacy group of child welfare stakeholders and former youth-in-care, was surprised to learn of the Ontario government's bold decision to eliminate the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.


October 3, 2018

The report comes as a timely response to the Ontario government’s third party line-by-line audit of spending. Jane Kovarikova, author of the report, PhD Candidate at Western University, and Founder of the Child Welfare PAC, responded to the auditor's recommendations. 

September 28, 2018

The deaths of children and youth in residential placements is deeply impacting and painful for us in the Child Welfare PAC. We too have lived experience in government care. Being raised institutionally is wrought with challenges especially when parts of the system do not communicate seamlessly. Every life has complexities beyond the capacity of one ministry alone, and when you become the legal party responsible for a child, you must be all things needed to ensure that child leaves your care thriving.


October 30, 2017

The Minister of Children and Youth Services, Honorable Michael Coteau, made an enthusiastic public commitment at Queen’s Park to work with the Child Welfare PAC to achieve goals in evidence-based policy making, improving outcomes, enhancing privacy rights, and mental health supports. He said, “You haven’t come to Queen’s Park for nothing. We will work together to look for ways to strengthen the child protection sector.” 


October 24, 2017

Foster care system failing Canadian children must be redesigned

April 24, 2017

Report finds dramatic outcomes for youth who age-out of care.

Advisories and Backgrounders

Dec 31, 2019 - Part X Privacy Rights Backgrounder