Halton Children's Aid Society

Site: Burlington Office

Record #: BTN4188
Last Full Update: 05 Apr 2023

Contact Information

Office Phone Mon-Sun 24 hours 905-333-4441
Toll Free Phone 1-866-607-5437 (1-866-607-KIDS)
TTY Phone 711 (TTY to Voice)
Fax 905-333-1844
Website haltoncas.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Twitter Twitter
Primary Contact Robyn Connolly, Communications Specialist; Phone: 905-333-4441 ext 0797; Email: rconnolly@haltoncas.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Clara Costa, Supervisor of Volunteer Services; Phone: 905-333-4441 ext 0713; Email: ccosta@haltoncas.ca

Agency Information

Description (Agency)

An independent, registered charity responsible for the safety and protection of children, mandated by the Child, Youth and Family Services Act

  • in partnership with families and the community, it aims to protect children and youth, strengthen their well-being and support lifelong, enduring relationships
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Janice Robinson, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Jennifer Binnington, Director of Community Protection Services
Funding Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations ; Foundation

Description and Service Details

Description (Service)

Services include: 
Adoption/Adoption Disclosure

  • recruitment, assessment, support, pre- and post-counselling to adoptive parents
  • match children and youth with adoptive parents
  • provide adoption disclosure information and counselling to adopted persons over 18 years of age and their birth parents

Child Protection

  • mandated by the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) to protect children from abuse and neglect
  • provide emergency after hours service for children and youth who are at risk

Community-based Services

  • workers co-located in various community locations, e.g., schools, counselling agencies, the Halton Regional Police Service, to provide protection services to at-risk children and youth

Connecting Youth to the Community

  • life skills programs to assist youth in the transition to independent living

Family Support

  • 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

Foster Care

  • recruit, train and support resource parents
  • match children and youth to appropriate placements

Fundraising

  • for programs and services not covered by government funding that help the children and youth served by the Society

Volunteer Programs

  • special events volunteers, summer camp volunteers, mentors/special friends, seasonal, Food for Life volunteer, volunteer drivers

For resources, including guidelines on what age a child can be left alone or for babysitting another child, see resources here

There is also a North Halton Office in Milton

Hours

Office Mon-Thu 9 am-6:30 pm, Fri 9 am-4:30 pm

Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility Ages: 23 year(s) and under 
 
Children and youth up to 23 years of age and their families
Application

No application required

Languages English ; Interpretive Services - available when required
Fees None - for mandated services ; Where possible, families are expected to pay nominal maintenance costs for their children and youth in care

Site Information

Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
1445 Norjohn Court, Unit 1
Burlington, ON L7L 0E6
Intersection Appleby Line and Mainway
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Abuse / Assault ; Child / Family Services ; Emergency / Crisis ; Housing / Shelter
HCSD Sub Heading Child Abuse ; Child Abuse Resources ; Child Abuse Services ; Sexual Assault Support ; Supportive Housing ; Victims of Abuse Support Programs
Service Categories Adoption Services ; Child Abuse Counselling ; Child Abuse Prevention ; Child Sexual Abuse Counselling ; Child Sexual Assault Prevention ; Children's Protective Services ; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Adoption/Foster Care/Kinship Care Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Child Abuse Issues ; Transitional Housing for Foster Youth ; Volunteer Opportunities

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