Today is our birthday! On October 30, 1953, we were granted our official charter to operate as an independent child welfare agency. It took us some time to get things up and running, but by 1954, we had 3 staff and a $27,000 budget. That compares to today, when we have 180 staff and a $24 million budget. We have created a commemorative book, entitled 65 Years of Brighter Futures, that reviews our past and considers our present, and can …Read More
Schools and community agencies across Ontario and in Hamilton united on October 24 to spread the word about the right of children and youth to safety and well being, as part of Ontario Dress Purple Day. We want to thank all our community partners for their good work yesterday, especially the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, the Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, the Hamilton Police Services, …Read More
Today is the day that child welfare agencies, schools, and other community partners across Ontario wear purple 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. Everyone can show their support for child safety by wearing purple. Better yet, post a picture of yourself and your friends wearing purple and post it to Facebook or Twitter with the …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
Sunday, October 21 at 4 pm, our agency’s 65th anniversary will be recognized at a special Anniversary Mass, led by Bishop Crosby, at the Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, at 714 King St. W. All are invited to attend. A reception will follow the Mass, at which we will be launching a commemorative publication, entitled 65 Years of Brighter Futures. Click here to find out more about this special event.
Cannabis legalization arrives today, making it legal for individuals 19 years of age and older to buy, use, possess and grow recreational cannabis in Ontario. As a child welfare organization, keeping cannabis out of the hands of youth, and keeping kids safe, is of utmost importance. Check out our webpage on this issue, for more information and resources.
The October edition of Brighter Futures is now available on our Recent Publications webpage at http://www.hamiltonccas.on.ca/info-and-events/recent-publications/. If you would like to receive this newsletter in your inbox, please click on this link and you will be taken to a sign-up page. We always welcome feedback and input into our newsletter. Please contact Jennifer Kaye, Communications Coordinator, with any comments.