If you have concerns about a child please call 705.743.9751 or 1.800.661.2843

Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Importance of a Nurturing Home Highlighted During Foster Family Week – Oct 12, 2017

Foster Family Week
Recognizing Foster Family Week October 15 to 21, 2017

Think about how much your son or daughter relies on you for guidance, a shoulder to lean on or just a hug to say everything is going to be OK.  Now think about how it would be for them if those supports weren’t there.  More and more, Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario and across the country are facing a foster parent crisis.  The need for foster families to open their homes to teens, siblings and children or youth who may have special needs has never been greater.

National Foster Family Week, which this year is recognized from October 15th to 21st, highlights this need and shines a light on the critical role these families play in the safety and well-being of children.  While a Society’s first preference is always for a young person to remain with their family, and in fact in 97% of CAS investigations this is the case, it is not possible in situations where a child or youth is at risk of harm.  With that young person’s needs as the primary focus, Highland Shores Children’s Aid and the Kawartha Haliburton CAS continually seek additional foster parents who will provide the best possible match for them.

In honour of this special week, KHCAS will host a light lunch on October 18th for the Society’s foster parents and will present service awards.  HSCA will host foster parent and volunteer recognition events on October 19th and 20th.

“Providing a safe family environment at a time when a child is at their most vulnerable is a gift that can’t be measured,” said Jennifer Wilson, Executive Director of the Kawartha-Haliburton CAS.  “We take this opportunity to thank our foster and kin families and encourage others to make that first move towards fostering by contacting our agency to get more information.  It may make a world of difference for a young person,” she added.

Mark Kartusch, Executive Director for Highland Shores Children’s Aid recognized that, “The face of fostering has changed over the years to keep step with our ever evolving definition of ‘family’.  Whether you are a professional couple with no children, a family with your own biological children, a single person or an empty nester, fostering may be right for you.”

-30-

For additional information contact: Bonnie Perrigard, Communications Coordinator, 613-962-9291, ext. 2202 or 800-267-0570, ext. 2202.

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 ...

Holiday graphic that depicts the office hours of the Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton offices

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 ...

Picture of a children and details of the Foster Care and Adoption Information Session

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 ...

Graphic promoting Dress Purple Day on October 24 2018

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 ...

We are proud members of the following organizations

  • Kawartha Haliburton CAS
  • Kawartha Haliburton CAS
  • Kawartha Haliburton CAS
  • Kawartha Haliburton CAS