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

Provide feedback on new legislation to govern protection services for children and youth

Ontario has passed the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA). The legislation, once proclaimed, will put children at the centre of decision-making, and support more accountable, responsive and accessible child and youth services. It will also strengthen oversight for children’s aid societies and licensed residential services. The Ministry has released the first phase of draft regulations/policy statements for public input. These regulations/policy statements will remain open for input until January 26, 2018. The postings are available for review on the Ministry’s website at www.ontario.ca/yourvoicematters.

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Volunteer Tutors needed for HALO Program

We need volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with the children we serve in grades 1 through 8. The program takes place on Mondays in West Hamilton from 5:30 – 7:00 pm from January to the end of May. If you are interested, please click here for more information.

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Another successful year for the Serendipity Auction!

On Thursday, November 23, we hosted the 28th Annual Serendipity Auction to a packed house at Carmen's Banquet Centre. Over 400 guests enjoyed dinner, music, and shopping for unique items through our silent auctions and raffles. In the process, they raised funds to support the families, children, and youth that we serve on a daily basis. An album of photos will be posted to our Facebook page, but in the meantime, this photo of the happy staff from 860 Dental will give you a great feel for the energy in the room. Thanks to Dr. Marilyn Gregus at 860 Dental ...

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It's not too late to come to the Serendipity Auction!

This Thursday, November 23, is our 28th Annual Serendipity Auction. The theme this year is The Nutcracker. Enjoy a light supper while mingling amidst the fantasy and glamour of Nutcracker-themed décor and bidding on an incredible array of silent auction items, including Chairman's Suite Raptors tickets, platinum tickets to see Shakira at the Air Canada Centre, and our Christmas Grand Prize which includes "All you need for Christmas", plus more! With over 200 prizes and gift baskets available, you could get all your Christmas shopping done while supporting the work we do for families, children and youth in Hamilton! How ...

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Important Announcement for Former Crown Wards

Were you a Crown Ward in Ontario at any time from the period January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017?  If so, you may be a class member in the class action which has now been certified by the court.  The lawsuit seeks money (damages) and other benefits for class members.   Class Members are automatically included in the class action, unless they take steps to exclude themselves (opt out) by March 11, 2018.  If you want to stay in the class action, do not opt out. If you opt out, you will not be part of the lawsuit and you will not be ...

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(905) 525-2012
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Are the children and youth in your community safe?

During Child Abuse Prevention Month the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and its member agencies are urging you to reflect on your role in supporting the safety and well-being of children and youth in your community.

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