Canada's Waiting Children and Youth website promotes the placement of waiting children and youth in permanent, safe, loving and culturally competent families. CWCY is the only national child-specific photo listing program in Canada, and only available to Canadian residents.
The focus of CWCY is to find permanent families for older children and youth and those living with visible or invisible disabilities, including those related to developmental trauma. As part of this program, we connect provincial/territorial departments and child welfare agencies to support the placement of children and youth in permanent adoptive family relationships.
The children and youth profiled on CWCY are currently in the care of provincial and territorial child welfare agencies across Canada, or are youth who have connected with the ACC directly to create their own profiles. The agencies are responsible for sending us the profiles and pictures of children they believe would benefit from this service.
No identifying information of anyone profiled on CWCY is publicly accessible.