The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) Child Welfare Institute is a Branch of CAST.

Its mission is to enhance services to children, youth and families who have experienced or are at risk of abuse and neglect, through the provision of quality training and consultation.

The Institute also works to promote excellence in the field of child protection and to improve outcomes for children and youth through a focus on research, program evaluation and evidence based practice.

Services Provided

We Value: 

  • Progressive learning and knowledge
  • Partnerships and teamwork      
  • Professional excellence, leadership, innovation and advocacy  
  • Provision of quality, timely and customer focused services

The CAST Child Welfare Institute provides three primary services for agency staff and external customers:

  • Research and Program Evaluation 
  • Staff Training and Development 
  • Consultation/Service 


Research and
Program Evaluation

The Research & Evaluation team at the Child Welfare Institute provide numerous services related to program evaluation and research.

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