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Policy directive: CW004-20 Supporting Consistency of Care for Youth whose Care Arrangements are Scheduled to Expire During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This policy directive is issued under s. 42 of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to provide direction to children’s aid societies (societies) with respect to continuity of service to youth in and from care whose care arrangements are scheduled to expire during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Youth in the extended care of a society whose in-care status will expire on their 18th birthday;
  • Youth in the interim care of a society whose in-care status will expire on their 18th birthday;
  • Youth cared for under a customary care agreement immediately before their 18th birthday, where the customary caregiver received a subsidy pursuant to the Ontario Permanency Funding Policy Guidelines; and
  • Youth who have entered into a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA) whose agreement will expire on their 18th birthday.