Please Note: Under legislative changes that came into effect on May 1st, 2019, the position of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth (Ontario Child Advocate) was eliminated and his investigative function was transferred to the Ontario Ombudsman. To learn more, please visit


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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Student Resources

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