Our Services

Protecting Children

Child protection is our ultimate responsibility where a child has been harmed or is threatened with physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, or neglect.

Foster Care

Become a foster parent and brighten a child’s life with a temporary caring and supportive family environment.

Adoption

Adoption offers children and families the opportunity for permanence and families to experience all of the rewards that come with parenting a child.

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

Protecting children from neglect and abuse remains our top priority. Providing supports to families trying to meet the needs of their children, despite many personal and economic hardships, is an ongoing challenge for staff and volunteers. Meeting the many and varied needs of children in care is foremost in the minds of foster and adoptive parents. Many of our family services flourish because of the added contribution of caring volunteers.

News & Notices


Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

We all share a responsibility to protect children from harm - a responsibility that extends to those situations where children suffer abuse and neglect in their own homes. Ontario's Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for protection for these children. Section 72. of the Act states that members of the public, including professionals who work with children, must promptly report any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection to a children's aid society. The Act defines the phrase "child in need of protection" and sets out what must be reported to a children's aid society. ...

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Child Welfare Data Results/Données et résultats du bien-être de l’enfance

Child Welfare Data Results/Données et résultats du bien-être de l’enfance

The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children and families. Click the link below to go through the journey of what a “performance indicator” is in the context of child welfare, why performance indicators are important and the next steps of the Performance Indicator Project. Le secteur du bien-être de l’enfance de l’Ontario s’est engagé à utiliser des données pour améliorer continuellement les services qu’il offre aux enfants et aux familles. Cette page vous amène à découvrir la signification d’un « indicateur de rendement » dans le contexte du ...

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Ersilia DiNardo

CCASH Executive Director Announces Retirement

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, I would like to announce the retirement of our Executive Director, Ersilia DiNardo effective June 30, 2015. For the past 30 years Ersilia has been a champion for the many children, youth and families our agency has been blessed to serve. Ersilia began her career with CCASH in 1985 in Adoption Services. She quickly moved into the role of Supervisor in 1987 in Ongoing Protection Services and in 1991 became Director of Services which she held until assuming the role of Executive Director in 2007. During her career ...

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Fostering, It's All About Love

“Kids are kids; they just want to be loved” This is the philosophy that Lori and Steve live every day as both parents and foster parents. Lori and Steve are parents of four beautiful children and have been foster parents with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton for the past eight years. During that time Lori and Steve have fostered more than 25 different children and have provided short term relief care to many others. Fostering is something that the entire family is a part of and is second nature not only to Lori and Steve, but to their kids as well. ...

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Upcoming Events & Info Nights

10Jun2015

Foster Parent Information Night

Foster Parent Information Night

From 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

At Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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16Sep2015

Adoption Information Night

Adoption Information Night

From 7 PM until 9 PM

At Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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