IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Although agencies across the province have modified their business practices to respond to health and safety concerns, their core protection services continue. If any member of the public or professional have a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, they should immediately contact their local Children’s Aid Societies or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency. A list of local contact information for these agencies are available
here: Locate a Children’s Aid Society or visit the OACAS COVID-19 Resources Page which includes contact for mental health/crisis line phone numbers, links for young children, youth, and teens, FNMI focused info, gov links, and links for things to do at home.

The health and well-being of our community, staff, youth and the families we serve are our primary concern, and we are taking proactive precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. At this time, and until further notice, we continue to follow recommendations from public health officials, which includes physical infection prevention through social distancing practices. The Agency’s services continue to remain open however many staff will be working remotely during this time and are accessible via telephone and email for urgent child protection matters. The public can still access child protection services at any time, however, please be aware that our staff will be implementing COVID-19 safety precautions and may need to practice differently as a result. Any meetings, community programs, events or conferences have been postponed until further notice.  Please click here to view our COVID-19 Updates page.
If you have any concerns about a child or youth, please contact us 24/7 at (705) 566-3113.
We will update the situation as it changes. Thank you for your cooperation and continued patience.

Questions? Concerns? Reach us 24/7 at 705-566-3113 or toll-free 1-877-272-4334
Do you need to find a community program or service? Visit 211 Ontario

The Children's Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin

Welcome to the Children’s Aid Society of the Districts
of Sudbury and Manitoulin

The Children’s Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin is an organization that values children, and is respectful and sensitive to their needs. We are committed to:

  • ensuring the safety and well-being of children
  • delivering services to children which are sensitive to culture, language, religion,
  • providing a safe, permanent, stable, loving environment free from abuse, neglect and exploitation,
  • advocating for the necessary resources to meet children’s needs,
  • achieving this mission in collaboration with community partners.

Kinship Appreciation Week
Today, we start celebrating Kinship Appreciation Week! This week is a time to recognize all of the extended family and community members who provide support to children when they cannot remain with their parents. Sometimes this support is temporary, and sometimes it turns into permanent care. What we know is that kinship service is usually a much better alternative to foster or group care! Therefore, to every kin family who has come forward to provide safety, security, and support to children in need of protection, who might otherwise find themselves in the care of the Society, we extend a tremendous thank you. Their presence and commitment to show up for our kids, often having to make large sacrifices of their own, is truly appreciated!

** Update – February 18, 2021 – Please note the following notice to Class Members who are former Crown Wards **
Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement (PDF)

Sudbury and Manitoulin Children's Aid Society Commitment to Equity and InclusionPlease click here to view our letter to Community Partners with regards to the Sudbury and Manitoulin Children’s Aid Society Commitment to Equity and Inclusion.



Understanding Child Welfare in OntarioWatch OACAS’s video “Understanding Child Welfare” to better understand the role of children’s aid societies today.  Click here to view the video.

Community Mobilization Sudbury (CMS)The Children’s Aid Society of the Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin is a partner in the Community Mobilization Sudbury (CMS) initiative and a participant at its Rapid Mobilization Table.

More information about the CMS partnership can be found at the Canadian Mental Health Association-Sudbury/Manitoulin website