Guided by Catholic values and teachings, we serve and offer bilingual (English/French) services to children, youth, and families within the Hamilton community to protect their safety and well being, strengthen families, and nurture lifelong relationships. We pride ourselves on our strong record of working collaboratively with families; in 97% of cases, children remain with their families while we work with their caregivers to strengthen their capacity to keep children safe and help them to thrive.
We value: success for children, youth and families; compassion and caring for one another and the people we serve; equity and inclusion; social justice; family, church, and community partnerships; transparent communication and collaboration; shared accountability.
Read about some of our amazing foster parents. They are an inspiration, but don’t be intimidated! Foster parents come from all walks of life, and have many different life stories. They share the desire to make a difference in the life of a child.
Effective January 1, 2020, a new privacy law comes into effect. We are committed to promoting privacy and protecting the confidentiality of the personal information about the families we serve.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are pleased to once again be offering bursary and scholarship opportunities to individuals we serve in support of educational and life enhancement pursuits.
IMPORTANT NOTICE / AVIS IMPORTANT
Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Although agencies across the province have modified their business practices to respond to health and safety concerns, their core protection services continue. If any member of the public or professional have a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, they should immediately contact their local Children’s Aid Societies or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency.
Les sociétés d'aide à l'enfance et les agences de mieux être pour enfants et familles autochtones de l'Ontario poursuivent leurs services de protection de l'enfance. Nous ne sommes pas fermés. Bien que les agences de la province aient modifié leurs pratiques d’intervention pour répondre aux préoccupations en matière de santé et de sécurité, leurs principaux services de protection se poursuivent. Si un membre du public ou un professionnel s'inquiète de la sécurité et/ou du bien-être d'un enfant ou d'un jeune de moins de 18 ans, il doit immédiatement communiquer avec la société d'aide à l'enfance ou l'agence de mieux être pour enfants et familles autochtones de sa région