Research & Best Practices

CCAS employs a variety of research and evaluating methods in delivering and developing quality services for children and families. Our Quality Assurance Department is committed to participating in and facilitating research studies that promote evidence informed practice, improve service outcomes for children and families, and supports a learning environment for our employees.

We are a member of PART (Practice and Research Together) Ontario, a collaborative network of child welfare agencies that facilitates education-based learning events about child-welfare research programs. Read more about how one PART webinar assisted CCAS child protection workers on how to improve services for youth transitioning out of care based on the Midwest Study, conducted by the Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago.

CCAS welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with academics from recognized institutions, post-graduate students, and service organizations and associations. Proposals will be reviewed by the Manager of Quality Assurance with recommendations to participate, or not, made to the Executive Director. Our review process seeks to expand the learning opportunities for all participants and ensure appropriate consideration is given to the needs of the children and families we serve and organizational perspectives. Please send proposals to the Manager of Quality Assurance at k.schumaker@torontoccas.org