It is with profound sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dominic Verticchio, Executive Director of The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton. After a lengthy illness and courageous fight, Dominic passed away on July 3, 2018, at the age of 68. Read more.
Every October, children’s aid societies raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being, and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth, and their families, who need support. In 2018, the provincial campaign will focus on one day of action – Ontario Dress Purple Day – to…Details
The agency is pleased to be participating in Power Up, an upcoming symposium for Black/African Canadian Youth in Care to be held at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, July 10-11. This is an opportunity for youth to inspire and be inspired! For more information, please visit www.oacas.org/onevisiononevoice.
The Society’s 15th Annual Grape Expectations Gala will be held on Monday, May 28th at Michelangelo’s in Hamilton, Ontario. Join us for an intimate evening of fine food and drink sampling from some of the best local restaurants, craft breweries and Ontario wineries. Proceeds from this incredible evening support Crown Ward youth pursuing a post-secondary…Details
The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is pleased to share the February issue of the Care Update Newsletter with you. This edition includes articles on the change in age of protection, beginning the path towards reconciliation, the response by Muslim families to call for foster parents, the 2017 holiday programs, and much more. Care Update…Details
The Child Protection Information Network (CPIN) is a single, modern information system developed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to enhance child welfare services across the province and it is now coming to Hamilton. Both The Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton and the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton will be joining the database in…Details
On December 8, 2016, Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2016 was introduced in the House of Commons. The proposed bill replaces the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) with the Child Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA) and amends the current CFSA to raise the age of protection for children up…Details
Comment Period Open: Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 – Phase 1 Proposed Regulatory Revisions
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services invites you to comment on the first phase of the proposed regulatory provisions and statements of policy to support the successful implementation of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, which received Royal Assent on June 1, 2017. Comments are due no later than January 26, 2018.…Details
Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies apologizes for harm child welfare has done to Ontario Indigenous children and families
On October 1-3, 2017, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) hosted a gathering at Geneva Park and Rama First Nation to acknowledge and apologize for the harmful role child welfare has played historically, and continues to play, in the lives of Ontario Indigenous children, families, and communities. View our PDF ApologyDetails