Glossary

A

Aboriginal: 'Aboriginal peoples' is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. 'Indigenous peoples' is also used.

After Hours Program: After Hours provides a 24-hour comprehensive, direct telephone service for after-hours/emergency services for all MCFD program areas.

Age Outs: Children in the Care of the Ministry, who have reached the age of 19 and are starting the transition out of the Ministry, to adulthood.

AS: Adoption Services

AYA: Agreements with Young Adults

AYAs: Agreements with Young Adults

C

CC: Child Care

CCO: Continuing Custody Order

CCOF: Child Care Operating Fund (Program)

CCOs: Continuing Custody Orders

CFCSA: Child, Family & Community Service Act

Children and Youth in Care: These are children and Youth who are under the guardianship of the the provincial director of child welfare.

Children in Care: These are children who are under the guardianship of the the provincial director of child welfare.

CIHR: Children in Home of Relative

CS: Child Safety

CYIC: Children and Youth in Care

CYMH: Child and Youth Mental Health Services

CYSN: Children and Youth with Special Needs

D

DAA: Delegated Aboriginal Agency (or Agencies)

E

E&S: Executive & Support Services

ECD: Early Childhood Development

Eligible for adoption: Children are eligible for adoption if they are in the permanent guardianship of the Ministry or Delegated Aboriginal Agency through a Continuing Custody, Adoption or Infants Act legal order, and adoption is indicated in their plan of care.

EY: Early Years Services

F

F&CS: Child Safety, Family Support & Children In Care Services

Family Preservation: Children and youth in need of protection that, after services from MCFD or DAA, are able to live safely with family or extended family.

FDR: Family Development Response

Front Line Workers: These are employees in the service delivery areas who provide services directly to MCFD clients, such as social workers, psychologists, nurses and their support staff.

FSA: Foundation Skills Assessment

I

IA: Income Assistance

ICM: Integrated Case Management System

In Care: This is a child or youth who is under the guardianship of the the provincial director of child welfare.

Income Assistance: Shelter and support assistance from Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.

Indigenous: 'Indigenous peoples' is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. Here, Indigenous means children were identified as Indigenous in ICM.

Infant: This is a child between 0 to 18 months in age.

K

Kinship Care: These are arrangements where a child is cared for by relatives or friends of the family.

L

LSA: Local Services Areas

M

MCFD: Ministry of Children and Family Development

O

OCO: Out-of-care options

P

PDHHS: Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

PWD: Person with disability

S

SDA: Service Delivery Area(s)

SDS: Service Delivery Support

STOB: Standard Object of Expenditure

T

Toddler: A toddler is a child whose age is 19 to 35 months, inclusive.

Y

YA: Youth Agreement(s)

YAG: Youth on Youth Agreement

YAGs: Youth on Youth Agreements

YEAF: Youth Education Assistance Fund

YJ: Youth Justice Services