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September 24 – 29 is Kinship Week!

Kinship Week is an opportunity to build awareness about the value of kinship care for children and youth. Kinship is a living arrangement in which a child that needs to leave its family for safety reasons lives with someone who is known to the family – relatives, friends, neighbours, teachers, etc. In Ontario, approximately 25% of children and youth needing out-of-home placements are living with kin. This percentage is growing every year.

It’s also an opportunity for us to thank the roughly 150 kin families we work with who are providing care and nurturance for children and youth while the issues that have brought their families to our attention are resolved. Your love and commitment is truly amazing, and we are truly grateful!

Please visit this link on our website to learn more about Kinship.

65 Years of Brighter Futures!

This fall marks the 65th anniversary of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton!  From our beginnings in 1953 with 3 staff and a $27,000 budget, to today with 180 staff and a $24 million budget, we have supported thousands of children, youth and families in their search for a brighter future.

We will be celebrating all fall. On October 21, an Anniversary Mass will be held at the Cathedral-Basilica of Christ the King at 4 pm, and everyone is welcome. At that time, we will also be releasing a publication to reflect on 65 years of brighter futures.

For more information about our anniversary and the activities planned to commemorate it, please visit this link on our website.

Be part of a child’s story through adoption

The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is hosting an information session for anyone who is interested in finding out more about adoption and the adoption process. There is a high need for adoptive parents who are ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of older children, large sibling groups, or those with complex medical, developmental, and behavioural needs.

DATE: September 19, 2018

TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm

LOCATION: Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, 735 King St. E., Hamilton ON

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is preferred, by calling 905-525-2012 and asking for the Adoption Unit

Every child and youth needs and deserves permanent, lifelong connections to flourish. Adoption is one of a number of options that Children’s Aid Societies consider when looking for lifelong connections for children in care. There is an extensive training and support network in place to assist adoptive parents in becoming prepared and confident to meet children’s needs.

Today is the day!

Carol and IanOur Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament is underway! This is one of our primary fundraising events of the year. Check out our Twitter and Facebook feeds for photos.

Pictured here are Carol Larsen and Ron Preyra. Carol is Peder Larsen’s widow, in whose memory the golf tournament is named. Both Carol and Peder have contributed so much to our agency over the years. And Ron Preyra is our lead event sponsor, with Bergmanis Preyra LLP.

Check out our event page to see all our sponsors. We are so grateful to all of them!

Our September newsletter is available!

The September edition of Brighter Futures is now available in English and French on our Recent Publications webpage at  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.

Thanks to our Golf Tournament sponsors!

Golf Tournament InviteOur annual Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament is happening in less than a week. It is SOLD OUT! We are so grateful to the many sponsors who contribute to the success of the Tournament. You can find a complete list of sponsors on the event page at

We’d like to say a special thank you to our Event Sponsor, Bergmanis Preyra LLP. And also special thank yous to our supporting sponsors:

If you want to join this illustrious group, there’s still time! Contact Lisa Hostein at 905-525-2012 ext. 3256.


Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament coming up on September 11

Golf Tournament InviteOur annual Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament is now officially SOLD OUT! But there is still plenty of time to sponsor a hole, or donate an item for the silent auction. Contact Lisa Hostein at 905-525-2012 ext. 3256.

If you are one of the lucky people who is attending the Tournament, you have a great day to look forward to. You’ll spend an invigorating morning on the links at Copetown Woods Golf Course, with a chance to win prizes, including a car — if you get a hole-in-one on the specified hole — thanks to Upper James Toyota.  After the game is finished, there’ll be a silent auction with many wonderful items, including red section tickets for the Toronto Maple Leafs and much more. Most importantly, you will leave the Tournament knowing that your participation is helping the CCAS of Hamilton to achieve its vision of Safe and Thriving Children and Youth, Empowered Families, and Stronger Communities.

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Bergmanis Preyra LLP.

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