Putting the New Child, Youth and Family Services Act into Practice
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: March 2018
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)


Description
On June 1, 2017, Ontario passed the new Child, Youth and Family Services Act, aimed at strengthening the child welfare system. With the first provisions scheduled to come into force on January 1, 2018, and subsequent sections anticipated in the Spring, it is essential that you are up-to-speed on this important new Act. Gather valuable insights on how to navigate the new legislation, what the changes mean for your practice, and helpful strategies on how you can maximize the utility of the new legislation to improve the child welfare system and outcomes for your clients.

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Marv Bernstein, Barrister & Solicitor
Sarah Clarke, Clarke Child & Family Law

TABLE OF CONTENTS

How We Got Here: The New Child, Youth and Family Services Act
Sarah Caldwell, Director, Strategic Policy and Aboriginal Relationships, Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Table of Concordance
Kenneth Atkinson, Legal Counsel, Children's Aid Society of Toronto

Your Roadmap to the New Act
Caterina Tempesta, Office of the Children's Lawyer

Unraveling the Revised "Best Interests" Test
Tammy Law, Barrister & Solicitor
Kristina Reitmeier, Director & Chief Counsel, Legal Services, Children's Aid Society of Toronto

What Are the Implications and Challenges of the Increase to the Age of Protection?
Shuah Roskies, Counsel, Office of the Children's Lawyer
Patric Senson, Counsel, Office of the Children's Lawyer

Important Changes for Indigenous Children and Youth
Eliza Montour, Montour Law
Leslie Shoefly, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

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