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March 31, 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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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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November 19, 2020 / Current News Category

2020 Holiday Dreams Program

Here is how you can help make Holiday Dreams come true.

During the holidays, our goal is to brighten the season by delivering necessities and gifts to those who have been referred to our Holiday Dreams program through their Halton Children’s Aid Society worker.

Anyone, an individual or group, wishing to contribute to the Holiday Dreams program may do so, with our thanks.

For more information, please contact: Lisa Janssen, CAFH/Halton CAS Partnership & Program Development Ljanssen@haltoncas.ca, 905-333-4441 ext. 0724

Thank you for helping deliver Holiday Dreams and bringing smiles to children, youth and families in need this holiday season!
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October 22, 2020 / Current News Category

October 27th is Dress Purple Day

Every October, Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario raise awareness about the important role that individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth and families through the Dress Purple Day campaign. This year, the campaign is more important than ever, as the pandemic has created additional stressors for families and, in some cases, has increased risk for the well-being and safety of vulnerable children and youth. This year, Dress Purple Day will take place Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
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July 29, 2020 / Current News Category

Child Welfare Redesign Strategy Announcement from Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services

Today, the Honourable Jill Dunlop, Associate Minister of Children and Women's Issues, announced the government’s strategy to Redesign the Child Welfare System (CW Redesign) by focusing directly on the needs of children and youth and creating solid foundations to support strong families.


This is a result of over a year of Ministry engagement with youth, families/caregivers, Indigenous communities and representatives across various sectors including child welfare. The Halton Children’s Aid Society applauds the government’s thoughtful stakeholder engagement process.

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June 3, 2020 / Current News Category

A Message from the Halton Children’s Aid Society’s Leadership Team

The relentless acts of violence and disrespect inflicted upon Black people are compounded by centuries of physical, social, and psychological anti-Black racism that has been normalized in our white supremacist society. As a Children’s Aid Society, we share in that history.

The Halton Children’s Aid Society re-dedicates itself to the development of a Declaration of Equity and Inclusion that moves our Society from words to real change. Change that can be seen and felt by our staff and the children, youth and families in our community.

We are committed to working with other children’s aid societies and community leaders to systemically change the racist structures and cultures that exist and move this work forward together.

At this time of great difficulty, our hearts and minds are with everyone who is experiencing loss and pain. May they find strength, hope and peace in the days ahead.
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April 3, 2020 / Current News Category

Halton Children’s Aid Society is Open for Business in the Halton Community

The Halton Children’s Aid Society (Society) wants our community to know that we are open and continuing to provide child welfare services. Our focus is on keeping children safe within their families and providing support wherever we can.


To minimize the risk associated with COVID-19, we are following the guidance of public health authorities. We are practicing recommended social and physical distancing practices and nearly all of our staff are working remotely. We are accessible via phone, email and online platforms. Our main goal is to help prevent the spread of the virus by limiting close face-to-face contact where possible. Both our Burlington (1445 Norjohn Court) and Milton (325 Main Street East) offices are closed to the public until further notice. Meetings, events and planned trainings have been postponed or will occur via telephone or video conferencing.


“Social distancing is a universal requirement right now, but many individuals don’t have the resources or ability to stay safe and secure in this environment. During this time, families are under stress and many are struggling. Our staff, foster, kin and adoptive caregivers, and volunteers are working tirelessly to support children, youth and families during this stressful and difficult time. We are working alongside so many compassionate and generous community members who are doing whatever they can to help others,” says Janice Robinson, executive director. 


We want our community to be assured that we are here for children, youth and families. We can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 905.333.4441. If you are worried about a child or youth under the age of 18, or are a caregiver who requires support to keep your child safe, please call us.


The Society will continue to keep the community updated and informed of any service adjustments via our website at www.HaltonCAS.ca

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Burlington Office 1445 Norjohn Court Burlington, ON L7L 0E6
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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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