Disclosure Services

When responding to disclosure requests, we consider both confidentiality policies and a client's right to access personal information.

Current Children and Youth in Care:

  • Our staff ensure that family background information and childhood experiences are shared on an ongoing basis with every child in care. Information shared takes into consideration balancing between the rights of the parents to confidentiality, and the rights of the child to know his/her family background. Staff, foster parents, volunteers and adoptive parents often engage in preparing Life Books with children. Click here to learn more about the benefits of creating Life Books
  • Requests for current file disclosure should be directed to the case worker at the branch where the family is receiving service.

Former Crown Wards:

  • Requests for information on your file must be made in writing or in person at the Birchmount site, with your signature and two copies of identification, one of which must contain photo identification.

Caregivers who Received our Services:

  • Requests for information on your file must be made in writing or in person at the Birchmount site, with your signature and two copies of identification, one of which must contain photo identification.
  • Please include your phone number, address and the name/s you were known as at the time of your involvement with us. If you have had a name change, we require a copy of your Name Change Order before we can proceed with your request.
  • Please also indicate specific information you are looking for, e.g. health records.

Please mail your request to:

Disclosure Services 
Catholic Children's Aid Society 
1880 Birchmount Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 2J7

Adoptees and their Birth Parents:

  • If you are searching for your birth parents and/or siblings, or for a child who was adopted, click here for information on Adoption Disclosure.