Halton Children's Aid Society


News Archive

News Archive

May 18, 2022 / Current News Category

Statement on Targeted Shooting in Buffalo, New York

The Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS) is horrified by the senseless, targeted shooting that claimed the lives of ten innocent Black people and wounded three others in Buffalo, New York on May 14, 2022. This shooting was motivated by hate, violence and racist white supremacist ideology as Black people were targeted. These acts of senseless violence are rooted in extremism and remind us that the call to address anti-Black racism – in all its forms – requires vigilance as it remains ever-present today. This incident is a strong example of why the work of social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion is so very important. 
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May 10, 2022 / Archive News Category

May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day — This is Aidan’s Story

doing it again once I finish that. I have to keep moving forward. I think that’s the most important thing. We just have got to keep on trying. Even if it’s, you know, I want to go and be a chef, I want to be an entrepreneur, or I want to be, you know, a doctor, whatever your goal is: Just. Keep. Pushing.”  
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April 30, 2022

National Volunteer Week–A Message from our Director of HR and Organizational Excellence

A Message from our Director of HR and Organizational Excellence: “As we come to the end of National Volunteer Recognition Week, we continue to reflect and thank our volunteers. The National Volunteer Week theme for 2022 is Volunteering Is Empathy In Action. Volunteer Canada affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy and states, ‘This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities.’ This statement exemplifies the positive impact of the Halton Children’s Aid Society volunteers who work daily to empower children, youth and families and to strengthen the Halton community. To our children, youth and families, you are a positive role model, their mentor and, most importantly, their friend. You provide stability and a meaningful relationship that helps families in immeasurable ways. It is a real privilege to work with the Halton community and we couldn't do it without you! Thank you for your countless contributions and many hours of heartfelt service. We wish you continued good health and happiness, and we look forward to connecting in-person as opportunities allow.” #EmpathyInAction #NVW2022
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April 24, 2022 / Current News Category

National Volunteer Week — A Message from Our Executive Director

A Message from Our Executive Director. “It is well known in child welfare that a child or youth need only one strong connection with an adult to feel confidence, build resilience and understand their worth. Just one. So many times, that one caring adult is a volunteer. A volunteer who forms that life sustaining relationship with a child or youth making this big difference in their lives. A volunteer who does so out of a selfless need to share their wisdom, caring and affection with a child or youth who needs them. This is a beautiful example of empathy in action. I want to say a personal and profound thank you to all volunteers who choose to spend their time with children and youth who need them. Thank you for being the life changers.” #EmpathyInAction #NVW2022
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April 4, 2022 / Current News Category

Society Response to COVID-19
(updated April 4, 2022)

At the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS), the health and safety of our children, youth, staff, resource providers and volunteers remains our top priority; we continue to take a proactive approach to protect those we serve. We want to do our part to continue to limit the spread of infection and ensure we are able to meet the needs of our community.

In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the Province of Ontario has identified children’s aid societies as an essential service; therefore,

**Please be assured the public can continue to access child protection services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 905.333.4441 or 866.607.6547 (KIDS)**

As of April 4, 2022, our Burlington office will be open from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Friday. Our Milton Office is open for family visits; however, visits continue to be by appointment only.

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March 30, 2022 / Current News Category

Planned Changes to Call Answering for After Hours Calls

Please be advised of planned changes to our After Hours Service starting April 1, 2022.

Starting April 1, 2022, callers outside regular business hours will have the option to leave a non-urgent message or connect with an answering service that will take all needed information to have your call returned by a Halton CAS After Hours worker.

You will still be able to call the same number – 905.333.4441 / 1.866.607.KIDS (5437) – to make your reports after hours for Halton CAS. The call will be answered directly by an answering service who will record the information and send it to the After Hours worker for follow up. For situations that require immediate attention, we have an After Hours staff and an After Hours Supervisor on-call and available for follow-up, whether that be by telephone or in person.
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February 20, 2022 / Archive News Category

Office Closure – Monday, February 21, 2022 – Family Day

Please note, our offices will be closed Monday, February 21, 2022 for Family Day. Remember, we can be reached 24/7 through our After Hours system at 905.333.4441. We would like to wish everyone a very happy Family Day!! #FamilyDay
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February 18, 2022 / Archive News Category

Office Closure – Friday, February 18, 2022

lease note, our buildings are closed today due to the inclement weather and road conditions. Staff are working remotely and can be reached at 905.333.4441. Please stay safe.
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February 15, 2022 / Current News Category

Black History Month – Halton African Black Caribbean Committee

February is Black History and Liberation Month. This year’s theme—February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day—reminds us that Canadian history is Black history, which extends beyond a single month. Our liberation is written in the stars, as we exist in our strength, courage, grace and determination, afforded to us by our indominable Ancestors. We are rooted in a legacy of people who were, and still are, change makers, freedom fighters, social transformers, inventors, leaders, architects and astrologers.
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January 26, 2022 / Current News Category

New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Appointment at Halton Children’s Aid Society

We are very excited to announce that Donna Miles has been appointed to the role of Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Over her nearly 20-year tenure with the Halton Children’s Aid Society, Donna has positively contributed to advancing the Society’s strategic initiatives and we look forward to welcoming her to the Leadership Team.

Donna joined the management team as a Supervisor in 2004 and began her role leading our work in anti-oppressive practice in 2012. Donna has consistently focused her efforts on advocating for the needs of those who have been oppressed and ensuring they are provided the opportunity to thrive.

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Toll Free: 866.607.KIDS (5437) Phone: 905.333.4441 Fax: 905.333.1844 TTY: 711 (TTY to Voice)
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