The Ready, Set, Go program, launched April 1, 2023 and will provide youth transitioning out of care with life skills and supports they need to pursue post-secondary education, skilled trades training and employment opportunities.

Additional Supports for Youth

There are many support programs for young people who have been in the care of a Children’s Aid Society. Youth who have been in the care of a Children’s Aid Society, or who are leaving care, can contact their society for more information about the programs available.

Here are some programs youth can ask about:
  • Ready, Set, Go
  • Voluntary Youth Service Agreement
  • Aftercare Benefits Initiative
  • Transition and Life Skills programs
  • Registered Education Savings Plan
  • Support for Post-Secondary Education and Training
  • Mentorship and Orientation programs

Additional information about these programs can be found here.

For more information about Ready, Set, Go please visit Child protection service directives, forms and guidelines: Policy directive: CW 003-23 — Preparing Youth for Successful Transition from the Care of Children’s Aid Societies |

Ontario Extends Moratorium on Youth Aging Out of Care

Ontario is extending the moratorium on youth aging out of care to maintain supports and services for youth whose care arrangements are scheduled to expire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This moratorium on youth aging out is now extended until September 30, 2022. This extension ensures youth in care have a longer period of security with consistent support and services during the ongoing pandemic.

During this time, the government intends to develop a model that is more responsive to the needs of young people in and from care. Ontario will be working with youth and child welfare advocates over the next year to explore options for a redesigned approach on how we can better support youth as they transition from care to adulthood.