Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton

Guided by Catholic values and teachings, the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton serves children and youth within the Hamilton community by protecting their safety and well-being, strengthening their families and nurturing lifelong relationships. 


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Article in The Spec on the increase in the age of protection

Article in The Spec on the increase in the age of protection

Our Executive Director, Rocco Gizzarelli, is featured in The Hamilton Spectator online edition, sharing information about the recent increase in the age of protection from 16 to 18. This is a positive change for young people in Ontario, as it offers them access to a range of supports that can help them to avoid abuse and neglect. For more detailed information, click on the box on our homepage.

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Welcome to our new Foster Parent/Adoption Recruitment Coordinator!

This is Niamh (pronounced Neeve) O'Flaherty, our new Foster Parent/Adoption Recruitment Coordinator. For anyone who is considering becoming a foster or adoptive parent, Niamh is the person to contact. She will happily talk with you about what's involved in fostering or adopting a child, can answer your questions, and can help you to determine what the best next step might be for you. She can be reached at or (905) 525-2273.

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February is Black History Month!

Black History Month is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate African-Canadian culture and its contributions to Canadian society. The official launch of Hamilton's celebration takes place on Friday, February 2, 2018 at City Hall. There will be special programs and events throughout Hamilton for the month. The Hamilton Public Library offers many different programs, and you can find a complete list at Here at CCASH, Black History Month is an opportunity for staff learning and reflection about anti-black racism and how to mitigate its impacts in child welfare work. We are supported in this work by our Provincial ...

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Ogwadeni:deo now providing all child welfare services for Six Nations

In the midst of national conversations about the need for changes in the way that Indigenous children, youth and families interact with the child welfare system, it's wonderful to see that Ogwadeni:deo has successfully completed the child welfare designation process. This means that Six Nations will be served by an Indigenous agency, providing culturally appropriate child welfare services. We were delighted to host 4 staff from Ogwadeni:deo in the fall for a month of learning and sharing, and look forward to working together with them to keep children and youth in our region safe. While much more needs to happen within ...

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Bell Let's Talk Day on January 31

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 31, Bell will donate funds towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. This initiative has raised millions in support of mental health initiatives in Canada, and has given us all an opportunity to fight the culture of silence that surrounds mental illness in our society. Find out more at

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We all have a
Duty to Report

child welfare


(905) 525-2012
Emergency After Hours:
(905) 522-8053

Learn more about

the increase in the age of protection

from 16 to 18

One Vision One Voice

Upcoming Events & Info Nights


Hamilton Winterfest

Hamilton Winterfest is celebrating its 40th year with various types of events or activities taking place between February 3 to 19, 2018. There is something for everyone to enjoy; explore the city during 17 fun-filled days!

At sites throughout the city

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Adoption Information Night

Do you want to be part of a child's story?

From 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm

At Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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Changing the child welfare system to better serve African Canadians 

One Vision One Voice is launching its implementation phase. Learn more about the project in this video.

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