Several Canadian CACs/CYACs have shared well-researched and practical materials that they have developed. Contact each organization directly for more information. Email, phone and other contact information for each centre can be found under the Organizations tab.


MOUs (Memoranda of Understanding) & Governance


Consent Forms

Knowledge Bank: Expertise, Skills, Practices

Advocates: Child Advocates, Youth Advocates, Family Advocates
Role of the Child Advocate – Boost CYAC, Toronto ON

Childhood Trauma & Treatment
Understanding Trauma, 2013 – Boost CYAC, Toronto ON

Cultural Competency
Recommendations for Service Providers on how to Practice Cultural Competence, 2020 – Windsor Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre, ON
Cultural Competency: Manual for Servicing Diverse Populations – Building Awareness Among Service Providers – Windsor Essex Child/Youth Advocacy Centre, ON

Forensic Interviewing
Article on forensic interviewing from Topics & Trends

Service Delivery
MDT Flow Chart – Zebra Centre,  Edmonton, AL
Case Intake Flowchart, 2015 – Boost CYAC, Toronto, ON
Service model – simple (n/d) – Boost CYAC, Toronto, ON
Statistical reporting form, 2013 – Koala Place, Cornwall, ON
Child and youth advocacy centres: A change in practice that can change a lifetime, Paediatrics & Child Health, 2018

Victim Support & Court Preparation
Victim Services Manual – Victoria CYAC, Victoria, BC
Resource Guide for Justice Professionals Working with Child Witnesses in Northern Canada – Project Lynx, Whitehorse, YT

National CYAC/CAC Knowledge Exchange 2018 – Ottawa, ON
A Nationwide survey of child interviewing practices in Canada, Sonja P. Brubacher (Eng.)
Un sondage national sur les pratiques d’entrevues au Canada, Sonja P. Brubacher (Fr.)

Monitoring Feedback for Forensic Interviewing
Sonja Brubacher and Meredith Kirkland-Burke (Fr.)

Monitoring & Feedback for Forensic Interviewing, Sonja Brubacher and Meredith Kirkland-Burke (Eng.)
Project Lynx – A Yukon Child and Youth Advocacy Centre. Lindsay Roberts (Eng)
Centre d’appui aux enfants et à la jeunesse du Yukon, Lindsay Roberts (Fr.)
Fondation Marie-Vincent, Quebec, Annie Fournier et Martine Hébert (FR)
Foundation Marie-Vincent, Quebec, Annie Fournier et Martine Hébert (Eng)
Snowflake Place for Children and Youth – Spotlight, Manitoba (Eng.)
Snowflake Place for Children and Youth – Spotlight, Manitoba (Fr.)
SeaStar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre – Highlight, Halifax (Eng.)
SeaStar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre – Highlight,  Halifax (Fr.)
Provincial Roundtable on CYAC Best Practices, British Columbia (Eng.)
Table Ronde Provinciale, British Columbia (Fr.)

Information Links 

The Canadian Child Abuse Association has many new tools and resources that you can access on their website here.

The Child Welfare Research Portal:  The CWRP provides child protection professionals, researchers, and the public with a single point of access to Canadian child welfare research, encompassing research on children who have been abused and neglected, and the programs and policies developed to support and protect children and to support their families. The Portal includes databases of Canadian research publications, and information and statistics about provincial, territorial, aboriginal and national child welfare policies, legislation and programs.

The Internet Watch Foundation: This Annual Report provides an excellent summary of the latest data on the global state of child sexual abuse images and videos online here.

The Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO): The Child Abuse Library Online, a service of the National Children’s Advocacy Center, is the largest online professional collection of resources related to child maltreatment.   CALiO™ Collections offers open access to high quality published knowledge, educational materials, and resources, including hundreds of peer reviewed research publications that can be downloaded and shared without permission.