News & Notices

Important Announcement for Former Crown Wards

Were you a Crown Ward in Ontario at any time from the period January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017?  If so, you may be a class member in the class action which has now been certified by the court.  The lawsuit seeks money (damages) and other benefits for class members.   Class Members are automatically included in the class action, unless they take steps to exclude themselves (opt out) by March 11, 2018.  If you want to stay in …Read More

Reserve your place at the 28th Annual Serendipity Auction on November 23, 2017

Tickets are still available for our annual Serendipity Auction. The theme for this year’s event is The Nutcracker. A light supper is served while guests mingle amidst the fantasy and glamour of Nutcracker-themed décor and bid on a wide range of silent auction items. All funds raised will support the programs and services provided by the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton for the well-being of children, youth and families in Hamilton. We are grateful to the Diocese of Hamilton …Read More

November is Adoption Awareness Month

Adoption Awareness Month raises awareness about the importance of permanency and life-long connections for children and youth. The primary goal of all Children’s Aid Societies is to support children to live safely with their family of origin. When that is not possible, CASs look for an alternate family, preferably known to the child, who can provide a safe, nurturing, and loving environment in which the child can grow up and flourish. It continues to be challenging to find families who …Read More

Dress Purple Day and Child Abuse Prevention Month effective in spreading the word

The month of October was Child Abuse Prevention Month, with October 24 as its key event day, Dress Purple Day. Students, teachers, child and youth workers, and many other people who care about child welfare across Ontario wore purple to raise awareness about how it takes a village to keep kids safe. You can see photos on twitter by searching the hashtag #IBREAKthesilence. Schools across Hamilton also delivered age-appropriate lessons to their students about the signs and prevention of child …Read More

Share your holiday cheer with a family in need!

Our Christmas Hamper program is up and running! Every year, we find out what items the families and youth in our care would like to receive for Christmas, and we match them with an individual or group from the community who puts together a personalized Christmas Hamper. Our clients enjoy 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 gift cards that …Read More

Foster Parent Recognition Dinner on Friday, October 20, 2017

It is our honour to recognize the inspiring contributions that our foster parents make to the welfare of children and youth in our community. At our annual recognition dinner on October 20, we will say thank you to all our foster parents, with a special acknowledgement of those who have reached a milestone in their years of service. And we will say goodbye to some of our retiring foster parents.  Foster parents know a lot about saying goodbye and how …Read More

Foster Families Appreciation Week, October 15-21

It’s Foster Families Appreciation Week (October 15-21), and wow, do we ever appreciate our foster families! The consistent love and compassion that they bring to their work as foster families is truly inspiring. They embrace the unknown with faith and hope, and give children and families a chance to find happiness and fulfillment. CCASH is in urgent need of new foster families, and has recently broadened its eligibility criteria for foster parents. Fostering is the act of bringing a child …Read More

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