The Cause

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, 2013:


of substantiated cases include multiple forms of abuse


of all investigations include children 4-7 years old


of substantiated investigations are for intimate partner violence


of investigations involve boys, and 49% involve girls


Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC) believes that 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 CYAC provide unwavering support for families who have experienced abuse and violence.

How Successful Are We

Since 1981, Boost CYAC 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 2017

Children/Youth/Caregivers Supported in 2017

Professionals Trained in 2017


Portion of fundraising that goes directly into client services.

Upcoming Events

november 2018

14nov1:00 pm- 2:00 pmWEBINAR | Low, Medium, High: Assessing the Risk Posed by Sex Offenders

15nov - 16nov 159:30 amnov 16IN PERSON TRAINING | Sexual Abuse Within the Family System

december 2018

3dec1:00 pm- 2:00 pmWEBINAR | A Voice for an Under-Recognized Condition - 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (22q)

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