If you have concerns about a child please call 705.743.9751 or 1.800.661.2843
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.
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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT What Supports are Available to Foster Parents?
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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT What is “Foster to Adopt”?
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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Who Are Foster Parents?
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. ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Application & Approval Process
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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Kinship 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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT Customary Care
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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT PRIDE Pre-Service Training
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 ...LEARN MORE ABOUT SAFE Home Study Process