After extensive feedback from the community, and hearing directly from families in Hamilton, Hamilton Children’s Aid Society has changed its name to Hamilton Child and Family Supports (HCFS). This new name, along with a new logo, represents the changes that have been happening within the agency as it focuses on supporting children and families through early help, keeping families together and engaging with the community to provide for the safety, permanency and well-being for children, youth and families in Hamilton.

It will take time for us to update everything on our website to reflect this change, so please be patient as we work to update it.


About Hamilton Child and Family Supports

Hamilton Child and Family Supports (formerly 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.

Established in 1894, it is a not-for-profit organization focused on ensuring the well-being and protection of children. It 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 organization 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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