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

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


Remembering Monsignor Daniel Hinsperger

The Board of Directors and staff of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton are saddened by the passing of  Monsignor Daniel Hinsperger on July 16, 2015. Monsignor Hinsperger has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for the past 8 years serving as the Bishop’s representative. Monsignor Dan was born in Hespeler, Ontario in 1942 and was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Hamilton in 1971. Monsignor Hinsperger served as both Associate Pastor and Pastor at parishes throughout the Diocese, most recently for the past 15 years as Pastor of St. Luke’s Parish in ...

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Rocco Gizzarelli

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton Announces New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton (CCASH) I am pleased to announce the appointment of Rocco Gizzarelli as Executive Director effective July 1, 2015. Mr. Gizzarelli will succeed Ersilia DiNardo who is retiring and who has served as Executive Director for the past 8 years. Mr. Gizzarelli has been an employee of CCASH for the past 29 years and has held positions of Child Protection Worker, Supervisor, and since 2001, as Director of Service.  Mr. Gizzarelli has been a strong advocate for children, youth and families within the agency as well as at ...

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Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

We all share a responsibility to protect children from harm - a responsibility that extends to those situations where children suffer abuse and neglect in their own homes. Ontario's Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) provides for protection for these children. Section 72. of the Act states that members of the public, including professionals who work with children, must promptly report any suspicions that a child is or may be in need of protection to a children's aid society. The Act defines the phrase "child in need of protection" and sets out what must be reported to a children's aid society. ...

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Upcoming Events & Info Nights

12Aug2015

Foster Parent Information Night

Foster Parent Information Night

From 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

At Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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16Sep2015

Adoption Information Night

Adoption Information Night

From 7 PM until 9 PM

At Catholic Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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