Indigenous Peoples Day is a good time for us to share information about some of the work we are doing in the spirit of reconciliation. We have recently partnered with the Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton and the Hamilton Executive Director’s Aboriginal Coalition to strike an Indigenous Child Welfare Collaborative. The collaborative has been meeting regularly to begin the important work of relationship development to achieve our agency and sector commitments. The purpose of the Indigenous Child Welfare Collaborative is to …Read More
Our 2018-23 Strategic Plan was unveiled at our Annual General Meeting on June 18. Entitled Brighter Futures, the plan puts our vision of safe and thriving children and youth, empowered families, and stronger communities at the centre of our strategic map. Visit the Recent Publications page of our website, or click here, to see the document. We spoke to 86 stakeholders, including 23 community partners, to find out what they perceive as our strengths and challenges. We were pleased to …Read More
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is hosting an information session for anyone who is interested in finding out more about adoption and the adoption process. There is a high need for adoptive parents who are ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of older children, large sibling groups, or those with complex medical, developmental, and behavioural needs. DATE: June 20, 2018 TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 pm LOCATION: Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, 735 King St. E., …Read More
Our Annual General Meeting happens today at the Hamilton Waterfront Centre from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. In addition to sharing information about CCASH’s accomplishments over the past year, we will be sharing our 2018-2023 strategic plan. Then, we will recognize the donors and recipients of 17 CCASH bursaries and scholarships. All are welcome.
For the first time, CCASH will be participating in Hamilton’s Pride Celebration on Sunday, June 17 at Gage Park. Some of our LGBTQ2S+ youth will be present, representing the Fostering Rainbow Youth group. And we will be actively recruiting foster parents. Please come and say hello! Our LGBTQ2S+ Employee Resource Group (ERG) has a full slate of educational activities planned for our staff this month, as detailed in the pictured poster. Next week, we hear from our youth in care …Read More
Our Annual General Meeting is coming up on June 18, 2018 at the Hamilton Waterfront Centre from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. In addition to sharing information about CCASH’s accomplishments over the past year, we will be sharing our 2018-2023 strategic plan. Then, we will award CCASH bursaries and the Sazio Scholarship to deserving young people to help them further their education and skill development.
Today we celebrated our new chapel – the Chapel of the Holy Family – with a blessing by Father David Wilhelm, who is a member of our Board of Directors. The blessing was attended by Directors and staff of the agency. We are very grateful to the Ex Corde Foundation of the Diocese of Hamilton for its financial support of this space for quiet reflection and prayer. It is a beautiful, intimate space that adds greatly to our ability to …Read More