Each year there are more than 200,000 cases of reported child abuse and neglect in Canada. Child abuse is when a parent or caregiver, whether through action or failing to act, causes injury, death, emotional harm or risk of serious harm to a child. There are many forms of child maltreatment, including neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse/exploitation, emotional abuse and exposure to intimate partner violence.
According to the Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect, the first nation-wide study to examine the incidence of reported child abuse in Canada;
of alleged perpetrators are known to their child victims.
of sexual abuse cases involved girls and 31% involved boys.
of physical abuse cases involved boys and 40% involved girls.
of physical abuse cases resulted from inappropriate punishment.
Who is BOOST?
Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization that believes all children and youth have a right to grow up in a safe, healthy and nurturing environment. We are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education and awareness, and to collaborating with our community partners to provide services to children, youth and their families.
We give kids a lift when they need it the most.
The Work We Do
Each year, hundreds of children, youth, parents and caregivers walk through our doors looking for help. Day in and day out, the front line staff at Boost provide unwavering support for families who have experienced abuse and violence.
How Successful Are We
Since 1981, Boost has continued to educate and support thousands of children and families in Ontario. Unfortunately, the number of reported child abuse cases in Canada rises each year.
Investigations conducted in the first year the CYAC was open
Children Supported in 2013/14
Professionals Trained in 2013/14