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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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September 8, 2020 / Current News Category

**Society Response to COVID-19 (updated September 8, 2020)

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)**

While our Milton office is closed to the public until further notice, our Burlington office is open from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm daily; however, visits are by appointment only. 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 Pandemic Plan and Business Continuity Plan in place and we are actively monitoring the situation and responding as required. Effective March 16, 2020, the following practice guidelines were put in place for all Society operations and were revised effective September 8, 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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March 19, 2020 / Current News Category

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Although agencies across the province have modified their business practices to respond to health and safety concerns, their core protection services continue. If any member of the public or professional have a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, they should immediately contact their local Children’s Aid Society or Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agency.
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March 9, 2020 / Current News Category

Save Money this Gardening Season

Are you a gardener? Getting ready for your spring planting and gardening projects? Need Soil? 


This spring, consider purchasing soil for your gardening projects through the Big Yellow Bag Give & Grow program. Using the code CAFHALTON2Z, save $5 on each bag purchased. This code is good for both telephone and online orders. As a bonus, Big Yellow Bag will donate $10 to the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton--so everyone wins!!

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December 30, 2019 / Current News Category

Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) is the privacy legislation that comes into effect January 1, 2020. Part X regulates personal information and provides rules on collection, use and disclosure of personal information. For more details, please see the Society’s Notice of Information Practices on our website (www.HaltonCAS.ca) or visit the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario’s website at www.ipc.on.ca.
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December 30, 2019 / Current News Category

Notice of Information Practices

Ontario has a law that protects your personal information relating to services you receive from the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Society). The Society is required to follow the privacy rules under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA). The Society is required to keep your personal information safe and secure. You have the right to know how we may use and give out your service information and how you can get access to it.
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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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