Every year, we make a number of bursaries and scholarships available to support and enhance the life outcomes of individuals served by CCASH. The 2018 Application Forms and Guidelines are now available on our website under the Resources/Bursaries and scholarships menu. This year, applicants are responsible for applying directly for funding. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, May 7 at 4:30pm. If you or someone you know might be eligible for funding support, please read the Guidelines to …Read More
We have just launched our new e-newsletter, called Brighter Futures / Un avenir meilleur. It will be issued monthly, and is the best way to keep current with what’s happening at CCASH, and with developments in child welfare in Hamilton. You can find the newsletter on this website under the News and Notices menu heading, and then under Recent Publications. If you haven’t already, please subscribe when you read it, so you will automatically receive each issue.
La Société d’aide à l’enfance catholique de Hamilton est à la recherche de bénévoles dynamiques et dévoués pour contribuer à administrer notre organisme. Nous acceptons toutes les candidatures, et en particulier celles des personnes appartenant aux communautés des Premières Nations, métisses, inuites et francophones de Hamilton. Le conseil d’administration est composé de membres de la communauté intéressés qui: sont âgés de 18 ans ou plus et vivent ou travaillent à Hamilton; pratiquent la foi catholique; aiment le travail d’équipe et ont …Read More
The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is looking for dynamic, dedicated volunteers to help govern our organization. All applicants are welcome, in particular, individuals from the First Nation, Metis or Inuit and Francophone communities of Hamilton. Board members are concerned community members who are: Age 18 or over and live or work in Hamilton Communicant of the Catholic faith Team oriented and have good decision-making skills Able to attend 10-12 meetings/year (usually during lunch hour) Supportive of the Society’s …Read More
We are pleased to be participating in the 3Voices Conference today and tomorrow at McMaster University, which addresses emerging research and approaches in the field of child welfare, particularly developments that give voice to the children, families and communities receiving child welfare services. This morning, our staff will be presenting our Fostering Rainbow Youth (FRY) program. FRY is a program created for LGBTQ2S+ youth in care. FRY exists as a direct result of youth advocacy demanding that their child welfare …Read More
Our Executive Director, Rocco Gizzarelli, is featured in The Hamilton Spectator online edition, sharing information about the recent increase in the age of protection from 16 to 18. This is a positive change for young people in Ontario, as it offers them access to a range of supports that can help them to avoid abuse and neglect. For more detailed information, click on the box on our homepage.
This is Niamh (pronounced Neeve) O’Flaherty, our new Foster Parent/Adoption Recruitment Coordinator. For anyone who is considering becoming a foster or adoptive parent, Niamh is the person to contact. She will happily talk with you about what’s involved in fostering or adopting a child, can answer your questions, and can help you to determine what the best next step might be for you. She can be reached at email@example.com or (905) 525-2273.