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.

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Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton Celebrates Success / Société catholique d'aide à l'enfance de Hamilton célèbre Success

On Monday, June 20, 2016 the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CCASH) gathered to celebrate its 62nd Annual General Meeting. The meeting was an opportunity to come together and celebrate the many accomplishments of the agency over the past year. Throughout the meeting it was evident that CCASH has had another highly successful year in providing services to the community of Hamilton. A copy of our most recent Annual Report to the Community is attached that speaks in more detail of the agencies successes over the past year.2015-16 Annual Report to the Community At this years meeting we recognized two ...

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Engaging Families, Youth and Children in Case Planning

Case Planning Meetings is the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton’s family conferencing model.  A Case Planning Meeting provides the opportunity for families, children and other supports to the family to be directly involved in the development of the case plan.  The case plan identifies the goals and tasks to promote the safety, well-being and permanency of children and youth.  Please review the Engaging Families, Youth and Children in Case Planning pamphlet for additional information.   Engaging Families Youth and Children

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1st Annual CCASH Youth Conference

From the very early stages, the planning committee was committed to ensuring the voices of youth were represented in all aspects of our first annual youth conference. The committee was led by two youth representatives and a number of society staff across departments. The theme that emerged among all members was “Let your Voice Be Heard.” On Friday April 29th, 41 youth attended the full day youth conference to share their experiences, celebrate their success, and most importantly let their voices be heard. The day began with several interactive team building activities, led by McMaster Altitude Team. Youth had the opportunity ...

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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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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.