News & Notices

Our Legal Team feeds the hungry

The Hamilton Lawyers Feed the Hungry program began operating in February 2018. This program partners with Mission Services in Hamilton to serve meals to those who are vulnerable and hungry within the Hamilton community, particularly children and families. The program sponsors meals bi-weekly operating out of the Mission Services Community Kitchen, servicing 80-100 people per sitting. Twice each month, the program covers the cost of the meal service, as well as provides the necessary volunteers to set up, serve the …Read More

Join us for an Evening in Trieste

Please join us on May 16 for a wonderful wine-tasting and dinner prepared by the Sons and Daughter of Italy, Trieste Lodge #4, with all funds raised supporting our work to help children, youth and families to be safe and to thrive. Tickets are $100 each, or $800 for a table of 8 people. The evening will start with a guided tasting of 4 wines, then a multi-course dinner with paired wines will be served. The Sons and Daughters of …Read More

March 20 is International Francophonie Day!

This is the flag of La Francophonie, posted here to mark International Francophonie Day on March 20. Our agency is pursuing designation as a French Language Services agency, and is moving towards making all information available in both English and French. During 2019, we will be launching a French version of our website. If you require service or information from us in French, just ask and we will be happy to provide it to you. Bonne journée de la Francophonie!

Remembering Paul Phoenix

Paul Phoenix passed away on March 10, 2019. He was a member of our Board of Directors from 1972-74, while in the midst of a 41-year career at Dofasco, which ended with his retirement in 1992 as Chairman and CEO. We are grateful for his contributions to our organization, and send sincere condolences to his family. Details can be found at https://www.smithsfh.com/book-of-memories/3771421/Phoenix-Paul/service-details.php.

Team Week and Social Work Week, March 4-10

The Week of March 4 to 10, 2019 marks this year’s Social Work Week. Social Work Week is celebrated annually across Canada during the month of March. This year’s theme: “From everyday issues to complex needs: Social Workers, it’s what we do” provides an important vehicle to celebrate the profession’s accomplishments. It also affords a significant opportunity to raise the profile of the profession, especially with members of the public who have never used social work services. We incorporate the …Read More

Marking Black History Month

For the month of February, our African-Canadian Employee Resource Group sponsored a number of activities to build knowledge and awareness for our staff. Wear It Proud Wednesdays was a hit last year, so we did it again this year, inviting our staff to wear clothing that reflects their cultural heritage. Here are just a couple of pictures from this year.

The passing of a champion for youth education

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

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