We are saddened to learn of the passing of Ron Clark. With his wife Nancy, Ron made a generous donation in 1989 to establish the Clark Bursary Fund. It was created to assist youth in care and former crown wards in Ontario to achieve their academic and career goals. The Fund provided 20 one-time grants and 25 multi-year grants each year. A memorial celebration will be held at Grace United Church, Caledonia, on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11am. In …Read More
Today is the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, which is celebrated around the globe, and marked with a official holiday in the United States on Monday, January 21. On that day, Canadians also remember the life of Hamilton’s own Lincoln Alexander. He was Canada’s first Black Member of Parliament, the first Black Minister of the Crown, and the first visible minority appointed as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. But here in Hamilton, he is best known as Linc, a …Read More
We are hosting two information sessions next week about fostering and adoption. There is a high need for foster and 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. Foster and Adoption Webinar Adoption Information Session Online session on January 15, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm In-Person session on January 16, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Catholic Children’s …Read More
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.
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.
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 …Read More
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.