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Ontario Eliminating the Practice of Birth Alerts

Ontario Eliminating the Practice of Birth Alerts – An important step in creating a child welfare system focused on prevention and early intervention

July 14, 2020 10:30 A.M.

Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

TORONTO — Today, Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues, announced the province is eliminating the practice of birth alerts. Birth alerts are notifications sent by children’s aid societies to hospitals when they believe a newborn may be in need of protection. This new approach will improve pre- and post-natal services by promoting collaboration between children’s aid societies, hospitals, service providers, Indigenous partners and community-based service providers.