Child Welfare Practice

In OACAS curricula, the emphasis is on the powerful application of child focused, family centred, strengths based practices that protect children and respect families. Through a unique blend of trainer-led presentations, case studies, small group discussions, and self-refection assignments, OACAS courses are designed to generate practical and action-oriented knowledge about child welfare in Ontario. Critical themes and relevant issues pertaining to the daily practice of child welfare are examined. Our programs play a vital role in you becoming a reflective child welfare professional, an innovative leader or a strong resource family in the province of Ontario.


The curricula promote current promising practices related to child safety, diversity and anti-oppression, parent collaboration, resiliency, community development, and permanency planning. Supplementary research materials are provided to learners after the course has been completed. We believe education in child welfare is not a one-time event but rather a life-long learning process.