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Kawartha Haliburton CAS
Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Safe Kids, Strong Families
Thriving Communities

Join us on October 24th for Dress Purple Day. Take a picture dressed up in your favorite purple shirt and tweet a picture, using the hashtag #iBREAKthesilence.

Foster Families Are Needed Now

An Open Letter From The Executive Director of KHCAS

KHCAS In Your Community

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society has been part of the community since 1892, helping to build healthy families by working with parents and community partners to address concerns and resolve issues that impact on a child’s safety and well-being.

We work with organizations across the region, providing child protection and family support programs to the City of Peterborough, County of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, and Haliburton County.

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is a not-for-profit agency that, by law, is required to protect children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and neglect.

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Every October, OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies raise awareness about how to identify and help prevent child abuse. One of the campaign’s key goals is to educate communities and key partners about how calling a Children’s Aid Society is one of the most effective ways to prevent child abuse. As part of this campaign OACAS and member CASs work closely with school boards, schools, and community partners on a provincial “DRESS PURPLE DAY.”

Learn more about Child Abuse Prevention Month


Children and youth thrive when they are living in safe, predictable and supportive families. When children and youth are not able to live at home, the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is committed to strengthening opportunities for family-based care – foster parents provide such an opportunity.

Learn more about Foster Care


There are many children in Ontario who are waiting for an adoptive family. Children come into our care for various reasons, but all of them are in need of someone to care about them, and provide a stable and nurturing home to grow up in.

Learn more about Adoption

Performance Indicators

The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children and families. This page takes you through the journey of what is a “performance indicator” in the context of child welfare, why performance indicators are important and the next steps of the Performance Indicator Project for children’s aid societies in Ontario.

Learn more about Performance Indicators

Public Sector Accountability

Learn more about Public Sector Accountability

Updates from Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Families Come in All Shapes and Sizes - Recognizing Family Day, Feb 19 2018

This year in Ontario, Family Day takes place on February 19th.  It is a time when we celebrate “family” ...

Black History Month - February 2018

Every February, during Black History Month, we have an opportunity to celebrate the many achievements and contributions that African ...

Bell Let's Talk Day is January 31: You're invited to get engaged in the world's biggest conversation about mental health

On January 31st, Bell Let’s Talk Day, millions of people in Canada and around the world send messages of support and ...

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - December 6, 2017

  December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in ...

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