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 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
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
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
Orange Shirt Day, September 30, is an annual day to remember the children who were sent to residential schools – both the survivors and those who perished. By wearing orange shirts, we demonstrate our commitment to improve our child welfare practices to ensure that indigenous children, youth and families are treated fairly and equitably by our agency. We are part of a collaborative that includes local indigenous agencies and the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. This collaborative is working to …Read More
From September 23 – 27, we mark Kinship Awareness Week by acknowledging the incredible contributions of our kin families. Kin is defined as people who are already known to a child when the need arises for the child to receive out-of-home care. Kin can be family members, family friends, teachers, or other individuals. Kin care is demonstrated to provide children with better outcomes and strong relationships with their families and cultural communities. If you know a child or family that …Read More
Our annual Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament was a big success again this year! We are so grateful to the many sponsors who contribute to its success, and especially to our Event Sponsors, Bergmanis Preyra LLP. Our Facebook page has a photo album from the Tournament. Check it out by clicking here.