A publication by multiple authors that explores the meaning of 'child centred' in the practice of child protection. See Chapter 18 for Child Welfare PAC Vice President, Ingrid Palmer's, Open Letter to My Parents [the Government of Ontario].
This white paper was commissioned by the Children's Aid Foundation of Canada. It explores leading research on policy and practice for youth raised by the government and makes recommendations for strengthening existing policy and developing evidence-based standards and resources to lead the sector.
This exploratory research reviews outcomes for youth who have transitioned or “aged-out” of child protection systems. The purpose is to better understand the lasting impact of being raised in substitute care.
Supporting evidence-based practice in child welfare
This study highlights gaps in data collection on foster youth outcomes after they age-out of child welfare, the need for more research into the post-secondary experiences of youth in the province, and the importance of informed policies and practices in child welfare and post-secondary education.
This paper seeks to provide a comprehensive account of the costs of the current system to the Canadian government. The numbers show a troubling lack of reliable data and poor prospects for youth who age out of the system without being adopted.
This research considers the deep cost of loneliness on society for a vulnerable sub-group, youth in care, and explores whether mentorship programming may mitigate the effects of loneliness.
Ample research in social sciences disciplines outside of Geography have illustrated the significant likelihood of poorer life outcomes for former youth in care across a variety of indicators. Combining geographies of mobilities, children's geographies, and emotional geographies, this research seeks to understand the embodied experiences of former youth in care as they relate the transience experienced in care in the past and lived on in the present.