Journey to Zero Program


The Journey to Zero Program is a joint initiative between the CAS of Toronto, Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada, and leading Canadian philanthropic foundations and donors. CAS of Toronto is partnering with Community Agencies to provide services through demonstration projects that will successfully meet its goals.
The primary aim of Journey to Zero is to ensure children do not grow up in care and that if placed in care on a crisis basis, they are returned to their homes and communities as quickly as possible. The primary goal of Journey to Zero is to strengthen families’ capacity and systems to ensure children can remain at home and in their communities.
CAS of Toronto is partnering with YouthLink Youth Services to provide Intensive In-home Supports for adolescents. Youth Outreach Workers will provide services to youth and their families to prevent youth from entering into care or for those who have entered into care, a quicker return home to their caregivers, or kin/kith and their community.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our What’s Up Walk-In services are now being offered online through video-conferencing. We know this is a stressful time for everyone, and we want you to be able to continue to access our counsellors and clinicians in a safe and secure way so we are now offering you online video-conferencing counselling and support.


Our E-Counselling What’s Up Walk-In service will be open Monday – Friday until further notice. If you would be interested in booking one of our daily video-conferencing appointments for a counselling or support session with a clinician, call 416-967-1773 extension 222 and you will be connected to our Intake department. E-Counselling and support is also available for many of our other programs. Intake staff can provide you with more information if you are interested.


Although many of our staff are temporarily working off-site, all of our housing and residential programs continue to operate as usual.