Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence (CWICE)
Peel Children’s Aid and the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies have partnered to establish a Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence (CWICE) – a service to help Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario with the increasing number of issues related to immigration status associated with the children and families serviced by children’s aid societies.
The case for early and rapid resolution of immigration status issues for children and youth within the child welfare sector is clear. Resolving immigration status issues in a timely manner has the potential to make a very significant difference in the lives of children and youth to ensure they have access to services such as education and employment.
Changes and trends within child welfare sector have solidified the need for a centralized Child Welfare Immigration Centre as a long-term solution, including:
Services provided by the Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence will include:
Who does CWICE serve?
Tips for making a CWICE referral
Please be ready to provide the following information:
To make a CWICE referral
There is someone available each business day to respond to your CWICE questions and referrals. If you have a child protection concern, please call us at 905-363-6131 where you can speak directly with a child protection worker.
To contact CWICE directly, email CWICE@peelcas.org or phone 905-363-6131 ext. 2222.
For more information about immigration status issues for children and youth in care, see the Immigration Status Matters guide.