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.
This year has seen significant accomplishments at the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton as we continue to advance our vision of building hope and opportunities with children, youth and families. It is the passion and commitment of our exceptional staff, caregivers, volunteers and Board of Directors who make this possible. We are pleased to present this year’s annual report, highlighting some of the accomplishments of 2019-2020. Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is proud of the continued work we have achieved to provide the best possible experience to all that we serve.
View our entire Annual Report on Video / Consultez notre rapport annuel sur vidéo (en anglais):
Annual Report Message from our Executive Director and Chair
Message from our Spiritual Advisor
Youth Bursaries & Scholarships
Our Inspiring People
Thank you to our Major Supporters
This campaign offers an important opportunity to connect Ontario young people and families with the help they need by raising awareness of the supports still available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic, including services from Children’s Aid Societies, Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies, and other social service providers.
The #HeretohelpON campaign aims to connect Ontario children, youth, and families with the help they need by raising awareness of the services and supports available to them during the pandemic.
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.
Vulnerable children and youth need extra support at this time.
We are launching an urgent appeal for funds to help the families we serve during this pandemic.
We are asking you to donate to our agency so we can provide additional support to keep the children
and youth of our community safe and cared for with the compassion that they deserve.
Please donate now by clicking the button below.