August 2014 – Have your say!!
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services is developing a resource guide to help caregivers and staff in the child welfare system meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, 2-spirited and queer (LGBT2SQ) children and youth. The guide responds to recommendations of the Youth Leaving Care Working Group’s report, “Blueprint for Fundamental Change to Ontario’s Child Welfare System” (PDF).
To help inform the guide, the ministry is conducting a series of surveys to determine what information would be useful for staff and caregivers, and what CASs are currently doing to support LGBT2SQ children and youth. The cut-off date for completion of the surveys is October 20, 2014.
CAS staff survey