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
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
DAA: Delegated Aboriginal Agency (or Agencies)
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&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
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.
Kinship Care: These are arrangements where a child is cared for by relatives or friends of the family.
LSA: Local Services Areas
MCFD: Ministry of Children and Family Development
OCO: Out-of-care options
PDHHS: Provincial Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
PWD: Person with disability
SDA: Service Delivery Area(s)
SDS: Service Delivery Support
STOB: Standard Object of Expenditure
Toddler: A toddler is a child whose age is 19 to 35 months, inclusive.
YA: Youth Agreement(s)
YAG: Youth on Youth Agreement
YAGs: Youth on Youth Agreements
YEAF: Youth Education Assistance Fund
YJ: Youth Justice Services