Welcome to The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Hamilton is a not-for-profit agency that, by law, is required to protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect.
The agency also helps to build healthy families by working with parents to address concerns and resolve issues that impact on a child’s safety and well-being. The Society provides safe, nurturing environments for youngsters that cannot live at home for short-term and long-term periods.
We invite you to browse through our site to learn more about your duty to report suspected child abuse and neglect, the variety of services and programs we offer, the opportunities we provide to children in our care, how you can get involved as a volunteer, fostering with the Society, adoption and more.
For information on our Accessibility plan under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), please click here.
2016-2021 Strategic Plan
Following an in-depth service review by agency stakeholders, The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton's Board of Directors approved a new five year Strategic Plan.
The Strategic Plan will provide a blueprint for leading the agency now through to 2021. Its development was guided by the agency's mission: "The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton, in partnership with families and our community, is committed to the safety, protection and well-being of children and the strengthening of families, while valuing diversity and promoting equity." READ MORE
Yes, you can. Dispelling the myths about sharing information with children's aid societies
Common misunderstandings about privacy are frequently cited as reasons for not sharing information with a children's aid society (CAS) about a child who may be at risk. In fact, Ontario law permits professionals working with children to share this information. To help professionals understand that privacy is not a barrier to disclosing this important information, a new guide is now available: Yes, you can. Dispelling the myths about sharing information with Children's Aid Societies.