If you have concerns about a child please call 705.743.9751 or 1.800.661.2843
We respectfully acknowledge that Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig (“Mississauge”) Territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig (“Mississauge”) and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nations, which include: Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.
Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and water in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity of and for generations to come.
We are mindful of broken covenants and the need to reconcile our history and relations with Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge that the Canadian government did pursue a policy of cultural genocide to divest itself of its legal and financial obligations to Indigenous peoples, and to gain control over Indigenous land and resources. We are especially mindful of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action to redress the Legacy of Child Welfare on Indigenous families and communities:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
We acknowledge the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action to abandon the colonial policies of the past, address colonial legacy, and to engage in a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada. We acknowledge that we walk upon the territories and original nations of the first peoples of this land, whose children and families continue to cry out for justice.
In October 2017, OACAS hosted a gathering called “A Moment on the Path” at Geneva Park and Rama First Nation to acknowledge and apologize for the harmful role child welfare played historically, ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Truth and Reconciliation
Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society and Curve Lake First Nation Government have jointly determined the need for establishment of a formal agreement outlining specific roles and responsibilities regarding protection and admission prevention services ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Memorandum of Understanding with Curve Lake First Nations
The federal government and the churches believed that Indigenous parenting, language, and culture were harmful to Indigenous children. These beliefs were based on the anti-Indigenous racist assumptions that Indigenous cultures and spiritual ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Residential Schools
The Sixties Scoop refers to the mass removal of Indigenous children from their homes, families, and communities through the 1960s. The provincial social workers assigned to reserves assessed child safety and welfare ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Sixties Scoop
Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services has been mandated by its member First Nations for over 20 years to develop a service model and agency to provide child, youth, and family services ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Child and Family Services
The vision of the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society Indigenous Strategy is intended to provide employees, volunteers and foster parents with focus and a framework to improve supports and culture informed services, policies ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Our Commitment
A joint service protocol between Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society and Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre was implemented to ensure a coordinated, culturally sensitive, and child-focused approach to work with urban Indigenous children and families. ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Memorandum of Understanding with Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre
ASSOCIATION OF NATIVE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES AGENCIES OF ONTARIO (ANCFSAO) 500 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1L8 (437) 836-3660 www.ancfsao.ca ASSOCIATION OF IROQUOIS & ALLIED INDIANS (AIAI) 387 Princess ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Links to Community Resources
Beginning in the late 1950’s and continuing through to the 1980’s and beyond, thousands of children across Canada were removed by child welfare agencies from the care of their families and Indigenous ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Apology to Hiawatha
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 Children’s Aid Societies in the list of essential businesses, organizations ...
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Children’s Aid Societies and Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being Agencies in Ontario ARE continuing their child protection services. We are NOT closed. Although agencies across the province ...