Category Archives: General News

Merry Christmas, and all the best of the holidays to you!

On behalf of everyone at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! May the season bring you joy, peace, and happiness.

Our offices are closed on December 24 at noon, and will reopen on December 27 at 8:30 am. For child welfare emergencies, our after hours number will be answered throughout the holiday period, 24/7, at 905-522-8053.

Christmas Hamper generosity exceeds expectation!

Gifts and Christmas tree in a basket..OUR 2018 CHRISTMAS HAMPER PROGRAM IS COMING TO A CLOSE. We are delighted to announce that the community rallied around our families and independent youth, providing 540 Hampers! Thank you to everyone who contributed Hampers, gift cards, toys, labour, and goodwill for our Hamper Program.



Share your holiday cheer with a family in need!

Gifts and Christmas tree in a basket..Our Christmas Hamper program is in full swing! Every year, we ask the families and youth in our care what they both need and want at Christmastime. We then match them with an individual or group from the community who puts together a Christmas Hamper just for them. Our clients benefit greatly from the gifts they receive, and they also appreciate the love and compassion that goes into each Hamper. Please consider putting together a Hamper, or contributing toys and gift cards that can be included in a Hamper. Contact Lisa at 905-525-2012 x. 3256 or at Or visit our Hamper webpage, in the How To Help section.

It’s Serendipity Auction Day!

Our Serendipity Auction happens this evening, at Carmen’s Banquet Centre. Doors open at 6:00 pm. bidding starts at 6:30 pm. The weather forecast calls for snow this evening, so please drive carefully. For more event details, click here.

Serendipity Auction in one week, November 15

Don’t miss a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping AND to support children, youth and families in Hamilton! The Serendipity Auction takes place on Thursday, November 15, and it’s not too late to get a ticket. Check out the event page for details, and to see just 3 of the amazing items that are available for bidding.

Our November newsletter is now available in English

The November edition of Brighter Futures is now available on our Recent Publications webpage at  The French version will be available shortly. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your inbox, please click on this link and you will be taken to a sign-up page.

We always welcome feedback and input into our newsletter. Please contact Jennifer Kaye, Communications Coordinator, with any comments.

Article about our 65th Anniversary in today’s Hamilton Spectator

Our Executive Director, Rocco Gizzarelli, shared his thoughts on the occasion of our 65th anniversary in today’s Hamilton Spectator. Click here to read the whole article.

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