Our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon took place today, April 27. We are grateful to our volunteers year-round, but April is Volunteer Month, and so we make a special effort to say thank you now. There are a number of volunteer roles here at CCASH: volunteer drivers, volunteer tutors, event and program volunteers, and our volunteer Board of Directors. They help our children and youth to thrive, and we are most grateful. Here are some photos of the event.
Every year, we make a number of bursaries and scholarships available to support and enhance the life outcomes of individuals served by CCASH. The 2018 Application Forms and Guidelines are now available on our website under the Resources/Bursaries and scholarships menu. This year, applicants are responsible for applying directly for funding. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, May 7 at 4:30pm. If you or someone you know might be eligible for funding support, please read the Guidelines to find out all the details.
Each year we are thrilled to acknowledge those who volunteer their time and talents to our agency. Last year, we had over 200 individuals volunteer their time in different capacities to provide invaluable service to the community we serve.
We want to acknowledge the incredible efforts of volunteers at the CCAS in Hamilton.
Thank you to our volunteer drivers, our volunteer tutors, our Board, our event volunteers and our Drop in Volunteers.
National Volunteer Week is when we can all take time to recognize all of our volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteerism in our community.
We are now officially using CPIN (Child Protection Information Network), an integrated information management system that all Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario will be using by 2021. It will make it easier and faster for CASs to work together to keep kids safe.
We’ve been preparing for over a year for today, and we are ready! As our staff make the switch to this new system over the next couple of weeks, please have patience with us if our response times are slightly slower than usual. Our emergency response times will not be affected!
Thanks to everyone involved in getting us to this point. That includes our hardworking CPIN Team, many of our staff, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
This event, organized by the Adoption Council of Ontario, is a great learning opportunity for anyone interested in or involved with adoption. The following day is the Spring Adoption Resource Exchange for AdoptReady families.
It was inspiring to see all the photos on social media yesterday showing solidarity for those affected by the tragedy in Humboldt. Some of our staff wore their #JerseysForHumboldt yesterday, and all of us kept the families in our thoughts.
You probably haven’t heard of CPIN, but in the child welfare sector in Ontario, it’s a big deal. The Child Protection Information Network is an integrated information management system that all Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario will be using by 2021. It will make it easier and faster for CASs to work together to keep kids safe.
Our launch date is this Monday, April 16. We have been preparing for over a year for this date, and with only 6 sleeps to go, we are ready! As our staff make the switch to this new system over the next couple of weeks, please have patience with us if our response times are slightly slower than usual. Our emergency response times will not be affected!
Thanks to our hardworking CPIN Team for preparing us for launch! And to the OACAS and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services for their guidance and leadership. Wish us luck!