AT-RISK CHILDREN & YOUTH
We serve children and youth and their families who may be considered at risk or involved with the justice system and provide access to resources and services.
WE ARE HERE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES!
If you have questions or are looking for information, or would like support, PLEASE CALL US AT (416)-907-9407.
For emergency services, please call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.
HELPFUL INFORMATION & CONTACT NUMBERS
If you are a child, pre-teen, teen or youth, there’s lots of help!
211 Ontario – Just call 211 anywhere in Ontario
Kids Help Phone – 1-800-668-6868 or https://kidshelpphone.ca/
Distress Centres of Toronto
Provides 24-hour telephone support to those experiencing emotional distress or in need of crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Call 416-408-HELP (4357)
Strides Toronto – 416-438-3697
If you are a parent or guardian or community member –
“Under section 72 of the Child and Family Services Act every person who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a child is or may be in need of protection must promptly report the suspicion and the information upon which it is based to a Children’s Aid Society. This includes persons who perform professional or official duties with respect to children, such as health care workers, teachers, operators or employees of child care programs or centers, police and lawyers.”
To learn more about the Duty to Report, click here:
(This is the link for the click here – http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/duty-to-report/).
To read about how to report Child Abuse or Neglect, download the Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It’s Your Duty Your responsibilities under the Child and Family Services Act publication.
To report child abuse or neglect, call:
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto: 416-924-4646
York Region Children’s Aid Society: 905-895-2318 or toll-free 1-800-718-3850
Peel CAS: 905-363-6131
Halton Children’s Aid Society: 905-333-4441
Durham Children’s Aid Society: 905-433-1551, or in the GTA (905) 619-3930
Your call will be answered 24 hours/day, 7 days/week all year round.
If you’re involved with the Justice System
Steps to Justice – https://stepstojustice.ca/ – Steps to Justice that provides step-by-step information about legal problems. Information that is reliable, practical, and easy to understand.
Legal Aid Ontario – https://www.legalaid.on.ca/. Provides legal assistance for low income individuals and families. You can call toll-free at 1-800-668-8258 on Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
Muslim Legal Support Center – The Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association’s (CMLA) Muslim Legal Support Centre (MLSC) pilot project aims to provide low to moderate-income Muslim communities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with access to culturally competent legal education and clinic law services, such as summary advice and referrals for follow-up legal supports. Email the centre at: email@example.com.