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

2016 Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton Service Performance Indicators

2016 Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton Service Performance Indicators

The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton has a strong commitment to accountability and to continually improving their services through the use of data and analysis. The three core areas of child welfare work are safety, permanency and well-being and these are reflected in the five publicly reported service performance indicators listed below. The vast majority of the work that the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton does is to keep children safe within their families, focusing on the best interest and well-being of the children. When a child comes into care, our work is centered on supporting the family so ...

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Duty to Report. Help Protect Children in our Community

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. Our focus is on building awareness of the signs of child abuse and neglect and the role of the community in reporting any concern that a child may ...

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Adoption – One Way That God Creates Families

When Neli adopted her six-year-old son Jaxon through the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CCASH) three years ago, the bond between the two of them was immediate and strong. So much so that Jaxon, then in Grade 1, would cling to her desperately when she dropped him off at school. “He would freak out and not want me to leave him,” Neli recalls. After speaking to his teacher, Neli discovered that Jaxon’s birth mother had often forgot him at school, neglecting to pick him up at the end of the day. Instead of engaging in a battle of wills to ...

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Fostering – Do You Have Room in Your Heart and Home for One More

Lori Sajder knows more than most people about the positive impact foster parents can have on a child’s life. Forty-five years ago she was placed in a foster home herself after being born to a teenage mother who was unable to raise her. Lori was soon adopted into a loving home but she never forgot the fact that there was a family there to nurture her in those first crucial days of her life. Today, Lori is a mom to four biological children ranging in age from seven to nineteen. She’s also a foster mother who, along with her husband, Steve, ...

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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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