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

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 Dundas Street West, Belleville. Learn ...

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 that it takes a village ...

PALS Attachment and Related Trauma Oct 2 2018

PALS Network presents: Attachment and Related Trauma - Tuesday, October 2

Join us for a PALS Network session on Attachment and Related Trauma – Tuesday, October 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Edmison Heights Public School, 1100 Royal Drive, Peterborough. Learn about: ...

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day - October 1, 2018

  KHCAS will be honouring Orange Shirt Day on Monday, October 1. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for First Nations, local governments and organizations, schools and communities to come together in ...

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