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Kawartha Haliburton CAS

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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.

About Child Maltreatment

Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is a child protection agency mandated under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017, in Ontario. Our responsibility is to protect children from harm or risk of harm due to neglect and physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.

Learn more about Child Maltreatment.

Foster Care

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.

Fostering changes futures. Join us today.

Our Commitment to Reconciliation

The vision of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is to establish practices and policies that mitigate the oppression of Indigenous peoples, align with provincial child welfare initiatives in support of devolution processes, and actively engage practices that contribute to healing, empowerment and respect for Indigenous peoples and communities.

Learn more about Our Commitment to Reconciliation.

Our Commitment to Equity

Kawartha-Haliburton Children's Aid Society understands that systemic oppression and inequity continues to lead to the over-representation of racialized and marginalized populations within the child welfare system. We are working hard to develop and recommend strategies to build agency capacity and advocate for the inclusion of equity and anti-oppression principles in both policies and practice.

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Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 - Privacy

Part X, a new section of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA), is a legislative framework for managing the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by service providers. It also introduces an individual’s right to request access and correction to their record of personal information. Part X comes into effect January 1, 2020.

Learn more about Part X.

Children and Young Persons' Rights Resource

Learn about your rights as a child, youth or young person. Find out about the laws that protect you, where you can go to make a complaint and other helpful resources.

Learn more about Children and Young Persons' Rights

Performance Indicators & Public Accountability

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.

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Updates from Kawartha-Haliburton CAS

Kinship Awareness Week

September 21st to 25th is Kinship Awareness Week, where Children’s Aid Societies celebrate and share about the important role ...

Media Release - 03/30/2020 - Kawartha Haliburton Children's Aid SOciety Responds to COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Responds to COVID-19 Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society supports the Province’s decision to include ...

Statement for Community Partners re: Delivery of Service

March 30th, 2020 To Our Community Partners; In order to support the health and safety of all of our ...

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children's Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Well Being Agencies Remain Open

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection ...

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