The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children and families. Click HERE to learn more about performance indicators in the context of child welfare, why performance indicators are important, and the next steps of the Performance Indicator Project.
The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) publicly reports on five performance indicators reflecting the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth served by children’s aid societies in Ontario. Each children’s aid society is required to submit data annually which is reported on the MCCSS website including both aggregate and society-level results. Local results are also posted on each CAS website.
Children’s Aid Societies have a strong commitment to accountability and to continually improving their services through the use of data and analysis.
Children’s Aid Societies are dedicated to further understanding the results of the data and providing thoughtful insight. This process helps identify areas of service and practice that are working well and the areas that require deeper analysis to improve service outcomes.
Through the implementation of a provincial performance measurement and management system, we have taken an important step to enhance our accountability and our commitment to better outcomes for the children, youth and families we serve.
Most of the work that Children’s Aid Societies do is to keep children safe within their families, focusing on the best interest and well-being of the children. When a child needs to comes into care, our work is centered on supporting the family so that the child can return home safely as soon as possible.