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Aboriginal Day June 21, 2015

National Aboriginal Day is held annually on June 21st. This date was chosen in cooperation by the Canadian government and Aboriginal representatives because it was on or near the June solstice, traditionally a time when many generations of Aboriginal people have celebrated their culture and heritage. National Aboriginal Day was first proclaimed in 1996.

In light of National Aboriginal Day, we recommit to support and collaborate with our Aboriginal communities in bettering the health, well-being and life chance of Aboriginal children in Ontario. As of March 31, 2015, approximately 9% of children and youth in the care of KHCAS (including those on ECM) have aboriginal heritage.

At the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society (KHCAS), we work with Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation to ensure that the unique needs of those communities are met. The work of this Society (as well as that of the Children’s Aid Societies of Highland Shores, Durham, York, Simcoe and Muskoka), is guided by the Protocol Concerning the Delivery of Child and Family Services between The Chippewa First Nations of Beausoleil and Georgina Island, The Mississauga First Nations of Alderville, Curve Lake, Scugog Island and Hiawatha and The Pottawatomi First Nation of Moose Deer Point and the five CASs listed above.

This is a day when we can all join in recognizing the unique heritage, culture and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Did you know?

The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal peoples: First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

As of the 2011 census, Aboriginal peoples in Canada totaled 1,400,685 people, or 4.3% of the nationalpopulation, spread over 600 recognized First Nations governments or bands.

Canada’s Aboriginal population is growing faster than the general population, increasing by 20.1% from 2001 to 2006.

Out of the three Aboriginal groups, Métis had the largest population growth, with an increase of 33.3% between 2001 and 2006.

Fifty distinct Aboriginal languages are still spoken, some fluently, some in decline, in Canada. Each of those languages is a repository for unique histories, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs, political and social systems and cultural and spiritual practices.

Updates from Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Foster Care Info Session Jan 17 2018

Foster Care and Adoption Information Session – Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 from 6-8pm

Join us at an upcoming Foster Care and Adoption Information Session! Thursday, January 17, 2019 6pm to 8pm Kawartha-Haliburton CAS 1100 Chemong Road, Peterborough ...

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KHCAS Holiday Office Hours - Dec 24 thru Jan 2

Over the holidays, the KHCAS Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton office hours will be as follows: CLOSED Monday, December 24 CLOSED Tuesday, December 25 CLOSED ...

PALS Self Care Nov 27 2018

PALS Network presents The Importance of Self-Care - Nov 27 from 6-8pm, Durham CAS

Join us for a PALS Network / Adoption Awareness Month Celebration on The Importance of Self-Care – Tuesday, November 27 from 6pm to 8pm at Durham ...

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Foster Care and Adoption Information Session - Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 6-8pm

Come out and learn more about foster parenting and adoption! For more information, please call 1.800.661.2843, ext. 1221. Fostering Changes Futures.  Join Us Today.

PALS Attachment and Related Trauma - Nov 6 2018

PALS Network Presents: Attachment and Related Trauma - Tuesday, Nov 6

Join us for a PALS Network session on Attachment and Related Trauma – Tuesday, November 6 from 6pm to 8pm at Highland Shores Children’s Aid, 363 ...

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Dress Purple Day on October 24 for Kids' Rights - October 17, 2018

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, communities across Ontario will DRESS PURPLE to show their commitment to children’s rights to safety and well-being.  On Dress Purple Day we acknowledge ...

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