Do you have concerns about
a child at risk?

If you have concerns about a
child that may need protection

call 905-522-1121

In the case of an emergency,
outside of regular business hours

call 905-522-8053

Protecting Children

Protecting children from harm is our priority. We attempt to do this by working together with parents and members of our community.

All 53 Children's Aid Societies in Ontario are mandated by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services, under Ontario's Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) to protect children from physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. The principal purpose of the Act is to promote the best interests, protection and well-being of children.

The Children's Aid Society of Hamilton believes that the best way to deal with child abuse and neglect is to prevent it. This is why we encourage people to contact CAS before family problems get out of control. Our programs and services can help families through difficult times and teach parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children.

As outlined in Section 72 of the Child and Family Services Act, we all share a responsibility to protect children from harm.