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It's Time to Share Your Ideas.

The five-year legislative review of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) has been officially launched.

The CYFSA is the primary legislation governing child, youth and family services that are provided through the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. This includes services such as child welfare, adoption, youth justice and out-of-home care services, as well as services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth.

The legislation requires that a formal review and a public report be completed every five years. The CYFSA was proclaimed in 2018, and the 2023 review will be the first review of the legislation.

As part of the engagement approach for the review, the Ministry is seeking your input as an organization that provides services covered under the CYFSA or to populations served under the Act. The feedback you provide will help assess the effectiveness and relevance of the CYFSA, and to gather input on further areas of improvement to ensure that the Act continues to promote the best interests, protection and well-being of children and youth.

Your feedback will focus on six key areas:

  • Child and youth rights 
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples
  • Equity and anti-racism
  • Prevention and community-based care
  • Quality services
  • Accountability

If you're an individual or part of an organization that provides services covered under the CYFSA and would like to share your feedback, please submit a written submission or complete the survey below by Friday, July 14, 2023.

Take The Online Survey Now

Don't forget to share the online survey with your network to amplify feedback. The Ministry has developed a social media toolkit that you can share on your channels to spread awareness of the CYFSA review.

Thank you for your support of this important work. If you have any questions, please visit for more information or email


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