It takes a community to protect our children and youth. The Child and Family Services Act recognizes that fact. Citizens have an obligation to report concerns immediately to a Children’s Aid Society if they suspect that a child or youth is or may be in need of protection. Anyone who fails to report such a situation, especially during the course of professional duties, may be liable on conviction to a fine of up to $1,000.

Anyone can call the Children’s Aid Society of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry if they have a concern about the safety or well-being of a child or youth. We receive calls from professionals who care for children such as teachers, daycare providers or doctors. We also receive calls from concerned family members, friends or neighbors and even from caregivers themselves, when looking for help and support.

You do not need to be certain that abuse or neglect has occurred to make a report. When in doubt, call us. We encourage anyone who has questions about whether a child or youth may be abused, neglected, or in need of protection to call and consult with our screening department.  

Whether you know for sure, suspect it, or simply just need a consult, call us at 613-933-2292.