Today is Children and Youth in Care Day – a day to celebrate the impact that current and former youth in care have on our communities, as well as the change that their contributions and achievements inspire across the province. At the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, we applaud the strength, bravery and resilience shown by children and youth in the face of adversity during this especially challenging year.
Thanks to the generosity of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa, all current children and youth in the care of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa will be receiving a gift card in celebration of this special day!
We’re Here to Help
To all the current and former children and youth in care: we see you, celebrate you, and support you – you are not alone! If you’re struggling, reach out:
- Youth Services Bureau Crisis Line: 613-260-2360
- Ottawa Mental Health Crisis Line: 613-722-6914
- Distress Centre Ottawa and Region: 613-238-3311
This year, OACAS is using Children and Youth in Care day to launch Take5 – a mental health initiative in support of the well-being of those in care. Click here for more details.
We are committed to supporting youth as they transition out of care and into independence. Click here to learn about our various youth initiatives dedicated to Excellence and Innovation.