Guided by Catholic values and teachings, we serve and offer bilingual (English/French) services to children, youth, and families within the Hamilton community to protect their safety and well being, strengthen families, and nurture lifelong relationships. We pride ourselves on our strong record of working collaboratively with families; in 97% of cases, children remain with their families while we work with their caregivers to strengthen their capacity to keep children safe and help them to thrive.
We value: success for children, youth and families; compassion and caring for one another and the people we serve; equity and inclusion; social justice; family, church, and community partnerships; transparent communication and collaboration; shared accountability.
Our 2018-2019 Annual Report is now available online. It details some of our achievements over the past year, and directs you to additional info on our website about the work we do.
Understand child welfare in Ontario.
DO YOU HAVE DIRECT EXPERIENCE WITH THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM IN ONTARIO?
To help guide improvements to the provincial child welfare system, the government is seeking advice and recommendations through an online survey from individuals who have experience with the system. They want to hear from:
Youth or former youth who are receiving, or have received services from, a children’s aid society or have received residential care;
Parents, family members or caregivers who have had involvement with a children’s aid society or with licensed child and youth residential services;
Frontline workers from:
children’s aid societies,
licensed child and youth residential services, and
other community-based service providers that work with children, youth and families involved with the child welfare system and with licensed residential services.
The survey will ask for your experiences, opinions and recommendations on how to improve and modernize Ontario’s child welfare system and licensed residential services. It should take about 20 minutes to complete.