Access for Parents and
Children in Ontario (APCO) is a non-profit organization that provides supervised access to separated families. We are funded by the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario and operated by a Board of Directors. Access for Parents and
Children in Ontario has been serving the community since 1992. We are the only
supervised access providers in Ontario that operates seven days a week.
When parents separate, visits
for the child with the parent (or a relative) who doesn't have
custody may present difficulties. Access for Parents and Children in Ontario
(APCO) supervises visits by non-custodial parents (or other relatives) and
supervises exchanges; that is, when one parent (or caregiver) drops off a child
and the other picks up the child.
Supervised visits may reduce the stress a child experiences, by providing a
neutral conflict-free atmosphere where parent and child can have constructive
Also, supervised access can address a number of concerns. For
example: there may
be concerns about the safety of a child or mother; the non-custodial parent may
have a drug or alcohol problem or a psychiatric disability; there may have been a
lengthy separation between the parent and child; or there may be a risk of
act as a neutral third party!
To provide a safe and
child-focused setting for visits and exchanges!
To offer supervised visits and exchanges throughout the GTA!
Above all, we are committed to the best interests of