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|Alternate Name||CAS ; Childrens Aid Society|
|Office Phone||Burlington (South) Office 905-333-4441; |
Milton (North Halton) Office 905-876-1682
|Toll Free Phone||1-866-607-5437|
|After Hours Phone||905-333-4441|
|Address & Map|
1445 Norjohn Crt, Unit 1
Burlington, ON L7L 0E6
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|Located In Community||Burlington|
|Nearest Main Intersection||Appleby Line and Mainway|
|Wheelchair Accessibility||Fully Accessible|
|Primary Contact||Robyn Connolly, Board and Communications Specialist; Phone: 905-333-4441|
|Coordinator of Volunteers||Clara Costa, Coordinator of Volunteers; Phone: 905-635-0713|
|Primary Executive||Nancy MacGillivray, Executive Director|
|Alternate Executive||Jennifer Penton, Director of Children and Youth Services|
|Areas Served||Halton Region|
|Description||An independent, non-profit Agency responsible for the safety and protection of children, mandated by the Child and Family Services Act. |
In partnership with families and the community, the Halton Children's Aid Society's mission is to protect children and enable them to grow and realize their potential within a safe and nurturing environment.
Workers provide practical and emotional support to children and youth who live in foster homes, group homes and residential facilities, as well as youth who live independently in the community.
mandated by the Child and Family Services Act to protect children from abuse and neglect; provide emergency after hours service for children and youth who are at risk
Connecting Youth to the Community:
life skills programs to assist youth in the transition to independent living
recruit, train and support foster and adopting parents; match children and youth to appropriate placements
special events volunteers, summer camp volunteers, mentors/special friends, seasonal/volunteers, Food for Life volunteers and volunteer drivers
recruitment, assessment, support, pre- and post-counselling to adopting parents; match children and youth with adoptive parents; provide adoption disclosure information and counselling to adopted persons over the age of 18 years and their birth parents
assessment and supportive services to parents to maintain children and youth in their homes, and when children and youth come into care, which expedites their return home; supervise access for children, youth and their families, when required
workers are co-located in various community service locations, such as schools, counselling agencies, the Halton Regional Police Service, etc., and provide protection services to at risk children and youth
Fundraising for programs and services not covered by government funding that help the children and youth served by the Halton Children's Aid Society is provided by the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton.
For guidelines on what age a child can be left home alone or for babysitting another child, please see the Ontario Association of Children's Aids Societies website.
There is also a North Halton Office in Milton.
|Hours||Mon, Fri 9 am-4:30 pm * Tue, Wed, Thu 9 am-7:30 pm * Mon-Sun 24 hours emergency telephone service available|
|Eligibility||Ages: 16 year(s) and under |
children and youth up to the age of 16 years and their families
|Fees||fees are not charged for the mandated services * where possible, families are expected to pay nominal maintenance costs for their children and youth in care|
|Languages||English ; Interpretive Services - available when required|
|Funding||Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Foundation|
|Service Level||(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity|
|Service Categories||Adoption Counselling and Support ; Adoption Evaluation/Placement ; Child Abuse Counselling ; Child Abuse Prevention ; Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ; Child Sexual Assault Prevention ; Children's Protective Services ; Foster Home Placement ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Adoption/Foster Care Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Child Abuse Issues|