Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies

Relationships and Partnerships.

In a bold move by OACAS leadership, the Association that is the voice of child welfare in Ontario embarked on a reconciliation path developed by First Peoples Group entitled ‘Sharing a Good Heart’. Led by its Elders and First Nations and Métis Senior Advisors, First Peoples Group developed a way forward that included in-person dialogue, a community based survey and strategic advice.

While there remains much work to be done, the OACAS’s reconciliation initiative holds continued and great promise to transform the relationship between Children’s Aid Societies (CAS) and the First Nations, Inuit and Métis families and communities they serve. The FPG team shares our good hearts with all as we work towards a brighter future for Indigenous children.