Ontario encouraging participation in child welfare system engagement

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Ontario wants every child and young person in care to receive the quality of support they deserve. The child welfare system is facing challenges: too many children are confronted with obstacles and barriers that prevent them from success and far too many young people are struggling once they leave care.

Today, the Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues, was joined by the Parliamentary Assistant (PA) to the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services, to express her satisfaction with the high participation in the government's engagement process with youth, families, caregivers and frontline workers to improve the child welfare system.

A focus of the engagement is improving Ontario's adoption system. To facilitate feedback on this area of the system, PA Roberts is hosting roundtables on adoption and he invited all MPPs to host adoption roundtables in their communities.

The government will also be engaging directly with Indigenous partners, service providers and stakeholders for their input. All participants will be asked for their insights about the gaps, barriers, and opportunities to support better outcomes for children, youth and families.