notice from JF&CS regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Please check our website regularly for updates. We will continue to work with our communities as much as possible to support those who need us most at this critical time.


For 152 years, when our world endured harsh and unforgiving events, JF&CS was there to help. 

During the pandemic JF&CS has continued to ensure the safety and well-being of vulnerable people, including those who, for the first time ever, have found themselves in need of our help. 

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Crown Ward Class Action - Were you a Crown Ward any time on or after January 1, 1996 until March 30, 2017?

Some former Crown Wards filed a class action law suit against the Government of Ontario claiming that the Government of Ontario had a duty to consider and, where appropriate, seek compensation for physical or sexual abuse they experienced before or while a Crown Ward but did not do so.


Proposed Settlement

The Government of Ontario has agreed to a proposed settlement for the class action.  The settlement is conditional on the approval of the Court.


The settlement applies to:

  • persons who were alive as of January 22, 2012; and,

  • were Crown Wards in Ontario at any time from the period on or after January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017; and

  • suffered physical or sexual assault before or while a Crown Ward.


If this applies to you?

The settlement approval hearing is on May 12, 2021.  To obtain more information please see the Court approved notice of the settlement approval hearing in English and French


For more information about the class action, please visit or contact Epiq Global at 1-877-739-8936, or by email at


The lawyers acting for the class are Koskie Minsky LLP.  For more information, visit Koskie Minsky LLP you may also contact Koskie Minsky LLP at 1.866.778.7985, or by email at

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Ontario raises age of protection to 18

As of January 1, 2018, the Child and Family Services Act will be amended to raise the maximum age of protection of youth to 18.  Read more


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