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

Kawartha Haliburton CAS

Foster Care

Foster Care

The Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is a child protection agency mandated under the Child and Family Services Act in Ontario. Our responsibility is to protect children from harm or the risk of harm due to neglect and physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Ideally, all children and youth would live with their own families. However, this is not always possible and sometimes children need the support and safety of another family.   This can be temporary or can be longer term. 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.


What Supports are Available to Foster Parents?

What Supports are Available to Foster Parents?

Financial reimbursement that covers the cost of daily care for the child (not considered income) Training and educational opportunities Regular professional support from social workers Mutual support and networking between foster parents ...

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What is “Foster to Adopt”?

What is “Foster to Adopt”?

Foster to adopt is an approach at the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society that blends fostering and adoption together. Reunification with family and caretakers is always the plan for children; however sometimes this ...

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Who Are Foster Parents?

Who Are Foster Parents?

Foster parents are individuals or couples with a genuine interest in children and a sense of community responsibility. They come from all walks of life, but share a common mission to provide ...

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Application & Approval Process

Application & Approval Process

Contact the KHCAS to apply to become a foster parent via telephone at 1-800-661-2843 ext. 1221. Someone will contact you to answer any questions you may have and begin the application process. ...

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Kinship Care

Kinship Care

Kinship is any living arrangement in which an extended family or community member who is emotionally close to the child takes primary responsibility for raising the child. The child is by way ...

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Customary Care

Customary Care

Customary care is an important option that we facilitate whenever possible for Aboriginal children who are not able to remain with their immediate family. It is a model of Aboriginal child welfare ...

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PRIDE Pre-Service Training

PRIDE Pre-Service Training

The name PRIDE was selected by foster and adoptive parents in Illinois, where PRIDE was first developed. It stands for Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education. PRIDE is a model for ...

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SAFE Home Study Process

SAFE Home Study Process

A home study is the mandatory process by which a foster, kinship or adoption applicant is assessed for competencies and capacities. As with PRIDE training, the SAFE home study assessment is required ...

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Updates from Kawartha Haliburton CAS

KHCAS Board Recruitment WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

KHCAS Board Member Recruitment - applications invited!

KHCAS seeks individuals to serve on the KHCAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Do you have the passion and interest to sit as a volunteer member on a non-profit board dedicated ...

PALS presents Caregiving on Caregiver's Children

PALS Network presents Effects of Caregiving on Caregiver's Children - May 28 from 6-8pm, Durham CAS (Oshawa)

Join us as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents:  Effects of Caregiving on Caregiver’s Children: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6-8pm Durham CAS, 1320 Airport Boulevard, Oshawa Learn about: impact ...

KHCAS Offices closed Apr 19 and 22

KHCAS Offices closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22

The KHCAS Offices located in Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton will be closed Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22. If you have concerns about a child, please call 705.743.9751 or 1.800.661.2843.

PALS Dev Trauma May 7 2019

PALS Network presents Understanding Developmental Trauma – May 7 from 6-8pm, Therapeutic Family Care, Cobourg

Join us as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents:  Understanding Developmental Trauma. Tuesday, May 7, 2019 6-8pm Therapeutic Family Care 200A Division Street, Unit F Cobourg Learn about: the ...

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