We continue to provide core child protection services, with a focus on keeping children and youth safe.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Read our news release here. Although agencies across the province have modified business practices to respond to health and safety concerns, core protection services continue. To our Hamilton community – if you are concerned about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, please call us at 905-522-1121.


About Hamilton CAS

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) 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.

The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Hamilton was established in 1894 as a not-for-profit organization focused on ensuring the well-being and protection of children. The Society is funded by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and mandated under Ontario’s Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) to protect children under 18 years of age from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harm.

The Society is committed to ensuring that a child, youth and family’s culture, race, Indigeneity, religion, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and ability are integrated in our services and practices. Trained child welfare staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to respond to concerns about the safety and well-being of children and youth.

We envision a community where every child is a gift to be valued, nurtured, and kept safe.

~ Serving Hamilton’s children & families since 1894 ~

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2019-2020 Annual Community Report

We are pleased to share our 2019-2020 Annual Community Report. This report is a key way to share information and highlight key areas of focus and accomplishments of the organization with our community. The goal this year was to use storytelling to highlight the agency’s new strategic vision and guiding principles as well as our commitment to working with our partners, being an equitable and inclusive organization and being part of a community that together cares for children and youth.

2019-2020 Annual Community Report Rapport annuel 2019-2020