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


October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton (CCASH) is calling on the community to help protect children from fear, harm and violence, and to support families in crisis. CCASH is spreading the message that child safety and family welfare depend on the involvement of the community.It is every Ontarian’s responsibility to protect children, the most vulnerable members of our community, and  report any suspicion that a child may be in need of protection. This year, the campaign will focus on building awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect and the role of ...

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Dundas Knights Go Loonie for our Children and Youth

Once again this year the Members of the Monsignor J. Francis Hinchey Council of the Knights of Columbus in Dundas went Loonie for our Children and Youth. On Friday, May 2, 2014 more than 100 Knights and their supporters came together for the 4th annual Loonie/Toonie Auction in support of the CCASH. This fun filled evening was an opportunity for guests to bid a Loonie (or Toonie) on more than 40 items up for bid. For just a buck you had that chance to walk way with gift certificates to restaurants or shopping, wonderful gift baskets or even a crisp ...

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The Ralph & Rose Sazio Scholarship Fund

The Ralph & Rose Sazio Scholarship Fund

The Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton is proud to announce the establishment of the Ralph and Rose Sazio Scholarship Fund. This new fund has been created through a generous donation of Mrs. Rose Sazio and her family and will be used to support educational outcomes for individuals who have or are being served by the CCASH. The fund will be managed by the Hamilton Community Foundation and will generate annual income to support up to three scholarships for individuals attending post-secondary education or skills training. Ralph and Rose Sazio have a long a dedicated commitment to the Hamilton Community and ...

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Have You Ever Thought About Fostering?

"Fostering brings caring and compassionate people and the children who need them together," said Ersilia DiNardo, Executive Director of CCASH. "Many foster parents continue to foster for years and can tell of the child who impacted their lives and the lives of their children. Fostering is a rewarding experience, a chance to make a difference to one child at a time. We need more extraordinary people to consider becoming foster parents, to be a safe harbour to children in need for a short time or the family that they desperately need for a long time." Dorothy is a foster child with ...

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Upcoming Events & Info Nights

22Oct2014

Adoption Information Night

Adoption Information Night

From 7 PM until 10 PM

At St. Matthew Parish

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18Nov2014

Adoption and Foster Parent Information Night

Adoption and Foster Parent Information Night

From 7 PM until 10 PM

At Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School

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20Nov2014

The 25th Annual CCASH Serendipity Auction

From 5:00pm until 10:00pm

At Carmen's Banquet Centre

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