News & Notices

Our Christmas Hamper Program Makes the Holidays Brighter!

As we begin a new year and enter into a new decade, we at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton are fortunate to do so filled with tremendous faith and gratitude having just walked through such a wonderful season of giving. The kindness and generosity of the Hamilton community is unparalleled and as a result we were able to provide support to hundreds of children, youth and families during a difficult time. Every year, we ask the community to …Read More

Serendipity Auction going strong at 30!

Our 30th Serendipity Auction was one of the best ever! Over 400 guests joined us in saying “Cheers to 30 Years!”, while they enjoyed friends, food, silent auctions, raffles, and an overall atmosphere of fun and festivity . Emceed by Sunni Genesco, and with music by Damin Starr and Jason Scozzari, the event raised funds to support the children, youth, and families we serve in Hamilton. Special thanks to the many people who supported the event. Please scroll to the …Read More

Today is the day – our 30th annual Serendipity Auction!

It’s amazing that this major event has had 30 years of success in raising funds to support the work we do with children, youth and families in Hamilton. The Auction starts today, November 21, at 6 pm at Carmen’s Banquet Hall. Our emcee will be Sunni Genesco, much-loved host of the K-Lite FM morning show. Over 400 guests will enjoy an evening of dining, socializing, and shopping; there are over 200 silent auction items, raffles, grand prizes, and more. We …Read More

Province-wide consultation on “Duty to Report”

Did you know that everyone in Ontario has a “duty to report” any reasonable concerns about child abuse and neglect – whether they have been proven or not – to a children’s aid society? This duty applies especially to professionals who work in fields where they may hear stories of child abuse and neglect as part of their work. Both the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton and the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton are working together with the Ontario …Read More

Today is Ontario Dress Purple Day

Today is the day when children’s aid societies, school boards and schools, child care centres, and other key partners wear purple to build awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. Here is a photo of some of our staff gathered to show their support and appreciation for the efforts of everyone who helps to ensure the safety of …Read More

October 24 is Ontario Dress Purple Day

Wear Purple on October 24 to raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and families who need support. On Ontario Dress Purple Day, children’s aid societies across the province join together with our key partners, Boards of Education, schools, and child care centres and homes, to share this positive message that help is available and to celebrate the community that cares for …Read More

Foster Family Appreciation Week, October 21 – 25

Every year at this time, we thank our foster families for their outstanding commitments and contributions to the well-being of children and youth in Hamilton. You can learn more about fostering, and about our amazing foster parents, on our Foster Care page. In the meantime, if you run into someone who is a foster parent next week, thank them. In fact, if you run into a foster parent at any time, let them know how much you appreciate the difference …Read More

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