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.
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.
Call for Nominations, Volunteer Recognition
The Bruce Harmsworth Volunteer of the Year Award has been created to identify volunteers who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the mission of our agency through their unselfish acts. We appreciate all efforts and support of the CAS volunteer team; however, if you know of a volunteer that stands out, has made an impact and deserves to be recognized for this, please take a few moments to nominate him/her for this award. While only one volunteer will be chosen each year, the nomination itself will also be a great honour! Nominations will be accepted up to and including June 1st, 2016 and the winner will be announced at the Society's Annual General Meeting in late June. Nomination Package