Thursday, October 29, 2009

Council Seeking Access To CAS Records Experiences

The Foster Care Council of Canada is currently engaged in a research project in partnership with Pro Bono Students Canada and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law regarding CAS client access to records.

We are asking anyone who has ever attempted to obtain copies of their CAS records to share their experiences with us for inclusion in our final report which will be released by March 2010 for review by MPP's in Ontario, the general public, and by the Minister of Children and Youth Services in preparation for the 2010 review of the Child and Family Services Act.

We will log our progress as we go and report on the cooperation of the Societies in providing us with information pertaining to their access to records policies and practices.

So far, we have received a Policy from the Kenora-Patricia Child and Family Services and would like to hear from anyone who may have received services from this agency to share your experiences in relation to access to your records with us by e-mailing johndunn@afterfostercare.ca

Your contribution will be valuable to assisting us in our attempts to increase transparency and accountability of Children's Aid Societies in Ontario.

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