Media Contacts

Anne Rappé,
Manager - Communications
416-395-1506

Jennifer Martin,
Communications Specialist
416-395-1508

Email: communications@torontoccas.org

In The Media

CBC’s The National: HERstory in Black: Giving back

Former CCAS youth in care Anayah Phares and her former foster mother Sandra Davis were featured on CBC's The National as part of a grassroots initiative called HERstory in Black. Anayah tells how having a loving foster mother changed her life and how her experience of aging out inspired her to found an initiative called Creating Hope and Ensuring Excellent Roads to Success (CHEERS), which connects youth living in foster care with young adults who are enjoying success after living in foster care. 
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Catholic Register: Saving our kids: no easy fixes for damaged system

The Catholic Register's Michael Swan interviewed CCAS Executive Director Janice Robinson for this two-part, in-depth look at child welfare reform

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Catholic Register: Saving our kids: child care reform puts safety first

The Catholic Register's Michael Swan interviewed CCAS Executive Director Janice Robinson for this two-part, in-depth look at child welfare reform

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Inside Toronto: Donations urgently needed for CCAS’s annual Adopt-A-Family program

The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto is sending out an urgent appeal for donations to its annual Adopt-A-Family program after more than a dozen registered donors dropped out at the last minute.
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Inside Toronto/East York News: Toronto groups encourage people to ‘break the silence’ on Go Purple Day

Community organizations from throughout Toronto came together to mark Go Purple Day Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Go Purple Day encourages people to “break the silence” and speak out to get help for kids in need, in honour of October being Child Abuse Prevention Month. People dress in purple and wear purple ribbons on the day to raise awareness.
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CTV Toronto: Child Abuse Prevention Month 2016

CCAS, the Toronto Public and Catholic District School Boards, Toronto’s Children’s Aid Societies, Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, Toronto Police Service, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, students and teachers, came together on October 19th, 2016, to break the silence around the issue of child abuse. 
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CBC “Candy Palmater Show”: Why a foster mother has spent her life helping more than 200 children have a stable home

Cindy Stirling started fostering kids in the 1980s and has never looked back. Over the years, she has fostered around 200 kids with the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

She stays in touch with many of them and hopes she's made a difference in their lives.


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The Toronto Star: Former Toronto foster child honoured by the Queen

On the day the U.K. was voting on Brexit, Toronto’s Anayah Phares was in London being honoured by the Queen for her effort to make the world a better place.

“It was an incredible time to be there,” said Phares, 26, who was among 64 young people from across the Commonwealth receiving this year’s Queen’s Young Leaders Award.

“I’m still so pumped and energized by the experience,” she said in Toronto last week after a whirlwind 10 days in the British capital, networking and being mentored by some of the country’s top business and political leaders as part of the prestigious prize.


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