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June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It is a time for all Canadians to learn and celebrate the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples and to better understand our own colonial legacy. It is an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the sacrifices and injustices done to […]

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June is Pride Month

June is Pride month, a time to celebrate the diversity and many contributions of 2SLGBTQ+ communities across Canada. Pride month also reflects on the obstacles 2SLGBTQ+ people face – and continue to experience – in our communities and in the workplace. The work is not over. The Halton Children’s Aid Society is committed to creating a safe, […]

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Impact of 2SLGTBQ+ Legislation in United States

On March 28th, Florida’s Governor signed legislation called the “Don’t Say Gay Bill” that takes effect July 1, 2022. This legislation will make it more difficult for educators to speak to students about 2SLGBTQ+ issues, identities, sexual orientation or gender expression. Educators will only be allowed to teach information that is deemed age or developmentally […]

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Residential School Statement

It has been one year since we learned from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation of the confirmation of 215 unmarked burials at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia. Today, we remember and honour those children whose lives where tragically lost and all those who continue to suffer from this loss and the […]

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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 […]

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Giving

National Volunteer Week — 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Statement on Kamloops Residential School Discovery

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 […]