Halton Children's Aid Society


News Archive

News Archive

October 22, 2021 / Current News Category

2021 Holiday Dreams and Community Giving Program

Help make HOLIDAY DREAMS come true for vulnerable children, youth and families receiving services through the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Society) and become a Partner in CARING!

Become a Partner in CARING

With your help, we brighten the holiday season by delivering necessities and gifts to those who have been referred to our Holiday Dreams Program through their Society support worker. Overwhelming and significant challenges such as ill health, domestic violence, poverty, youth homelessness, unemployment or caring for a child who has serious physical, emotional or developmental difficulties are just some of the reasons for referrals.

This program provides our Partners in CARING the opportunity to create warm, lifelong memories for those in need . . . a true gift.

Thank you for considering a financial or gift card donation, providing funds or items for Comfort Kits and Life Start Kits or becoming a Partner in CARING monthly donor. For more information, please CLICK here.

We’ll Support YOU, while You Support Children, Youth and Families in Halton!

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October 11, 2021 / Current News Category

**Society Response to COVID-19 (updated April 1, 2021)

At the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Society) the health and safety of our children, youth, staff, resource providers and volunteers remains our top priority and 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 the community we serve.

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)**

Our Burlington office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily. Our Milton Office is open for family visits; however, visits are by appointment only, which has been extended to August 31, 2021. We ask that you call our offices to report information or schedule an appointment to meet with us. You can reach us 24/7 at 905.333.4441 or 866.607.KIDS (5437).

We have a Moving Forward and Business Continuity Plan in place and we actively monitor the situation and respond as required. Effective March 16, 2020, practice guidelines were put in place for all Society operations and those guidelines were revised effective April 1, 2021.

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October 10, 2021 / Current News Category

Office Closure – October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021 is Thanksgiving in Ontario. Our offices will be closed and will re-open Tuesday, October 12th. We can always be reached through our After Hours Service at 905.333.4441. #Thanksgiving
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June 8, 2021 / Current News Category

Statement on the Horrific Act of Anti-Muslim Racism and Islamophobia

As a child welfare agency committed to the safety and well-being of children, youth and families in Halton Region, the Halton Children’s Aid Society utterly condemns the hateful act of violence, Islamophobia anti-Muslim racism that took place this past weekend in London, Ontario.

On Sunday, June 6, 2021, four members of a London, Ontario family were killed by a driver as they were waiting to cross a street. A fifth family member, a nine-year-old boy, suffered significant injuries. Police have stated they believe this was a planned, premeditated act motivated by hate and that the victims were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

Hatred and discrimination have no place in our world. This latest incident is a tragic reminder that Islamophobia anti-Muslim racism – and all forms of racism – are real and do exist in Ontario and in Canada.

We all play a part to keep our communities safe. We must speak out against issues of hate, violence and discrimination when they arise. No one should live in fear because of their faith or identity.

To the Muslim communities in London, Halton Region and across the country, the Halton Children’s Aid Society stands in solidarity with you.
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May 31, 2021 / Current News Category

Statement from Halton Children’s Aid Society on Kamloops Residential School

The Halton Children’s Aid Society shares the shocked reactions prompted by the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves on the site of the Kamloops Residential School in British Columbia. We want to honour the lives and spirits of these children. Our hearts go out to their families and the community from whom they were taken. Their grief is unfathomable.

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April 30, 2021 / Current News Category

Halton CAS Statement on HCDSB Decision to NOT Raise the Pride Flag in June

As the local agency mandated to protect children and youth in Halton Region, the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion for our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, resource providers, clients and our Halton communities.

The Halton CAS is very disappointed by the decision of the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) Trustees to not raise the Pride Flag at every school in June to celebrate Pride Month. The gesture of raising the Pride Flag is a strong demonstration of allyship and solidarity with members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Halton Region, across the country and around the world. Preventing equal access to representation is a disservice to the 2SLGBTQ+ community. As students spend a significant proportion of their time each day in the school environment, it is particularly important for them to feel safe and accepted at their schools.

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March 26, 2021 / Current News Category

A Message from the Halton Children’s Aid Society’s Leadership Team on Anti-Asian Racism

On March 16, 2021, the world witnessed another act of racial violence, this time targeting the Asian community in Atlanta, Georgia. A shooting left eight people dead, six of whom were Asian women. The Halton Children’s Aid Society denounces these violent acts as well as their racist and misogynistic underpinnings. These continued acts of violence emphasize the vital need to continue the work to end systemic racism, sexism and all forms of oppression.

Since the start of the pandemic, racially-motivated violence against the Asian community has been on the rise both here in Canada and in the US. The Halton Children’s Aid Society acknowledges the impact these traumas bring to individuals and communities including the children, youth and families we help, our staff, our volunteers and our resource parents.

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February 12, 2021 / Current News Category

Notice of Proposed Class Action Settlement

This notice was approved by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice

To all persons who were Crown Wards in Ontario at any time from the period on or after January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017 and suffered physical or sexual assault before or while a Crown Ward ("Class Members")

A proposed settlement has been reached with Ontario in this class action to provide compensation of up to $3,600 to Class Members who are former Crown Wards who suffered physical or sexual assault before or while a Crown Ward.

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January 26, 2021 / Current News Category

Power Up! Event

A symposium for Black/African Canadian Youth in Care

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the One Vision One Voice program will present the second edition of PowerUp!, a symposium for Black/African Canadian youth. PowerUp! is the first Canadian event specifically designed for Black youth in care and this time we’re going virtual to connect, empower and inspire unity and togetherness amongst Black youth across Ontario in the child welfare system.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ootl6m

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December 18, 2020 / Current News Category

Holiday Office Hours

Office Closed--Thursday, December 24th at 12:30 pm, Friday, December 25th and Monday, December 28th

Office Re-Opens--Tuesday, December 29th at 8:30 am

Office Closed--Thursday, December 31st at 3:00 pm and Friday, January 1, 2021

Office Re-opens--Monday, January 4, 2021 at 8:30 am
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Burlington Office 1445 Norjohn Court Burlington, ON L7L 0E6
Milton Office 325 Main Street East Milton, ON L9T 1P5
Toll Free: 866.607.KIDS (5437) Phone: 905.333.4441 Fax: 905.333.1844 TTY: 711 (TTY to Voice)
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