Pay child support or face public humiliation

By Jasmine Sahoye


If you’re delinquent parent who has failed to pay child support, your face will be made public on the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services website,

The new website which was launched last week has already posted 58 profiles together with a headshot of the delinquent parent – among them is one woman.

The ministry launched the website, less than a month after announcing its latest effort to find parents who owe outstanding child support.

“Good parents pay child support. For those who don’t, we want to make things very clear: we will find you and we will make sure your children get the support they deserve,” said Minister of Community and Social Services Madeleine Meilleur in a press release.

Each profile of a deadbeat parent features a name, photo, physical description, last known location and the person’s usual occupation.

The website is designed to allow anyone to anonymously submit information on the website if they know the person’s whereabouts.

The site will show the profiles for either three months or until the person has been found.

Ontario’s Family Responsibility Office has more than 180,000 active cases of deadbeat parents with more than $1 billion owing in child support.

To be featured, the parent must have not paid child support for the past six months. The Family Responsibility Office must also have exhausted all ways of finding the person.