Community Services Coordination Network coordinates the Residential Placement Advisory Committee (RPAC) on behalf of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), for all live-in treatment programs that are licensed by MCCSS in London/Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce Counties.
The Child and Youth Family Services Act (CYSFA), Section 62-66 outlines the requirements of the Residential Placement Advisory Committee (https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/17c14).
Duties of advisory committee
The advisory committee will conduct reviews that are discretionary (at the person’s request) or mandatory as set out in Section 64 (1) of the CYFSA.
The advisory committee shall conduct a review under the CYFSA in an informal manner and in the absence of the public. All information included in any part of the review is to be kept in the strictest of confidence. The advisory committee has a duty to advise, inform and assist youth, parents and service providers about the availability and appropriateness of the placement and what alternatives are available in order to improve social supports for at-risk children and youth.
The advisory committee recommendations are provided as soon as the review has been completed to parties specified in Section 65 (1) of the CYFSA.
A report is provided to the Ministry, 30 days following completion of the review, minimum annually of the activities of RPAC and at any other time requested by the Ministry.
2 year time period
Frequency of Meetings
Extensive training and orientation will be provided.