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 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

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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Thanks For Making a Difference

It was another very successful Hamper Season at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. This year we were able to provide hampers to more than 425 families (representing well over 1,000 people) we are blessed to serve. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who made this years program such a great success. To all of our generous donors and friends, our schools, churches and community organizations and to our corporate partners we say thank you. Because of you we were able to provide a brighter Christmas to so many. A special thanks to our friends ...

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25th Serendipity Auction

25th Serendipity Auction

  On Thursday November 20, 2014 the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton held its 25th  Annual Serendipity Auction at Carmen’s Banquet Centre in Hamilton. The evening was filled with good cheer, good smells and the wonders of a White Christmas More than 400 guests were greeted with the professional music of Charlene Santoni and her wonderful choir from Holy Name of Mary College. The magic of Christmas truly echoed through the halls. The evening raised over $60,000 to allow the CCASH to continue to provide vital services and programs to children and families in the community. It is through the commitment and support ...

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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


Adoption and Foster Parent Information Night

Adoption and Foster Parent Information Night

From 7 PM until 9 PM

At St. Mary Catholic Secondary School

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