News & Notices

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

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Speak up for kids and help raise awareness about the importance of calling Children’s Aid if you are concerned about the safety and well-being of a child. Many people worry that their call to Children’s Aid will lead to splitting up a family, however, most of the time, that is not what happens. Last year, 98% of the children we served remained in their own homes. There are many types of child abuse including physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, …Read More

Kinship Week, September 25-29

It’s Kinship Week, a time to celebrate kinship families and their positive impact on the welfare of children in our community. Thank you to the 133 kin homes that were associated with our agency in 2016-2017! You are making a real difference in the lives of the children you care for! Kinship families assume primary responsibility for raising and caring for a child that needs to leave its family for safety reasons, and can include relatives, community members, or other …Read More

Youth Homelessness: an integrated, collaborative approach

Our Executive Director, Rocco Gizzarelli, wrote this article that appeared in The Hamilton Spectator on September 12, 2017, about youth homelessness and the need for an integrated, collaborative approach. We are proud to be the lead agency for the Youth Housing Support Project, in partnership with the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton, Good Shepherd Youth Services, Living Rock Ministries, and Wesley Urban Ministries — Wesley Youth Services. Through this project, over 630 youth have obtained and maintained safe …Read More

Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament a big success!

The 2017 Peder Larsen Care Beyond Belief Golf Tournament was a big success! Graced by beautiful weather, the golfers had a great time, and generously supported the CCASH Child & Youth Opportunities Fund. Thanks to everyone who was involved, and congratulations to the many winners of the day, listed below.  Many thanks to our sponsors and donors; we couldn’t have done it without you! And a special thanks to the Preyra brothers – Al, Ian, and Ron — for their …Read More

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