On June 1, 2017, Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017 was passed by the Ontario Legislature and received Royal Assent. The Act includes repealing the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and enacting the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) in its place, once proclaimed. It also includes amendments to the CFSA while it is still in force to provide a full range of child protection services to youth to their 18th birthday, including a new Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA) for those youth who require out of home placement. The amendments to the CFSA will come into force on January 1, 2018.
A new policy directive is required to set out the additional requirements for children’s aid societies, including Indigenous societies, respecting 16- and 17-year-olds, including the requirements for the new VYSA.
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