of services are provided in the child or youth's own home
of protection workers are
co-located in the Halton community
Halton couples who adopted children share their stories
Two Halton brothers were separated before they were old enough to walk. Another teenager lived in more than 20 different houses before he finally found a home. These three boys had faced deprivation, neglect and emotional trauma in their lives. Now, they eat healthy dinners, go on vacations and, most importantly, they rest their heads on their own pillow every night. “They now have a family connection. They’re finally home,” said Lynne Rheault, adoption supervisor with the Halton Children’s Aid Society (CAS).
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Children’s Aid Society of Halton. November is also Adoption Awareness Month. To celebrate, adoptive parents have come forward to share their special stories. One story centres around two boys who were separated for their own welfare before the age of two and placed into foster care for neglected children. The abandonment they had faced required them to receive individual attention. This meant separate homes.
Oakville firefighters launch annual toy drive
The Oakville Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA) will launch its 22nd annual toy drive Saturday, Nov. 15 at the annual Oakville Santa Claus Parade.
“We are proud to continue this holiday tradition and call on all of Oakville to help local families and children in need,” said Phil Cartwright, vice-president of the OPFFA.
“Oakville firefighters are committed to supporting our community, and we know that Oakville residents and businesses will come together to bring holiday gifts to every child in our town.”