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HEART and SPIRIT Directive


The Association of Native Child and Family Services Agencies of Ontario (ANCFSAO) is thrilled to announce that MCCSS has issued a policy directive under section 42 of the CYFSA approving the use of HEART and SPIRIT as an alternative to SAFE and PRIDE. This policy directive came into effect on July 7, 2020 after the program was piloted with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous agencies.

Ontario ICWB (Indigenous Child Well Being) agencies and Children’s Aid Societies may now use this program as an alternative to SAFE and PRIDE.

Click here to learn more or to register your agency!

New Tool: Find an Agency


Are you looking for information, resources, support, supplies, or an answer to a question? The main offices and local centres of our Member Agencies are all over Ontario and they’re here to help. Visit our newest page to find an agency near you using an interactive map.

Clickable map icons display each agency’s website address, phone number, and location. Wherever you are in Ontario, an Indigenous child and family well being agency is close by and ready to give you the support or information you’re looking for.