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The OACYC works with practitioners and researchers from time to time in a formal partnership capacity and will promote these projects as a contribution to the partnership.

Only projects conducted in partnership with an accredited college or university with REB clearance will be considered by the Board of Directors.  The college/university must be an Organizational Member/Partner; click here for organizational membership/partnership guidelines and application.

All researchers seeking partnership with the OACYC for research, please contact us by emailing



O.V.O.V. & U of T

One Vision One Voice, a project of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aids Societies, is partnering with the University of Toronto Youth Wellness Lab, to better understand worker experiences and decision-making practices for Black families served by Ontario Child welfare agencies.

We are currently recruiting front line workers, diversity and equity leads, supervisors, and agency leaders, who are currently employed by an Ontario Children’s Aid Society (C.A.S.) or worked in an Ontario C.A.S. in the last five years, to participate in a 90-minute focus group or if you are uncomfortable in a group setting, a 60-minute individual interview.

Your participation in this study is voluntary and confidential, and as a small token of appreciation, you will receive a $25 Visa gift card. If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to the study, feel free to contact me at or the principal investigator at

To participate in the study please begin by completing the screening survey:

Click here for the PDF flyer.