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Foster Care and Alternative Care for Children

Foster Care and Alternative Care for Children

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.


Our Foster Recruitment Campaign

Our Foster Recruitment Campaign

Children’s Aid Societies across our province are facing a steady decline in available foster families to support young people who may come into our care.  Without local foster families to provide safe ...

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What Supports are Available to Foster Parents?

What Supports are Available to Foster Parents?

Financial reimbursement that covers the daily cost to care for a child ($1250 – $1800 a month) Financial compensation for mileage, seasonal allowances, medical/dental coverage and recreational allotment Initial and ongoing training ...

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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 to complete the foster ...

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Kinship In Care

Kinship In 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

When an Indigenous parent(s) is unable to care for their child, a member of their family or First Nations community will assume care of the child (on a temporary basis). This is ...

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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

Executive Director Jennifer Wilson Retires, Jennifer McLauchlan Appointed Interim Executive Director

A message on behalf of the Board of Directors of Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society: Earlier this fall, the Board of Directors of Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society announced Executive Director ...

Foster Care & Adoption Info Session Dec 3 2019

Foster Care & Adoption Information Session - Dec 3 2019 6-8pm

Come join us for a Foster Care & Adoption Information Session on December 3, 2019 from 6-8 pm – KHCAS Peterborough Office, 1100 Chemong Road, Ptbo. To register, please ...

Invitation to Participate in Strategic Planning Survey

Invitation to Participate in Strategic Planning Survey: Youth, Service Users, Resources Families, Volunteers and Community Partners Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Aid Society is planning for the future. As part of the ...

PALS NETWORK PRESENTS: Trauma Informed Yoga: Mindful Meditative Practice For Adoptive Parents and Kids

  Join us as the PALS Adoption Support Group presents: Trauma Informed Yoga: Mindful Meditative Practice Tuesday, September 24, 2019 6-8 pm Durham CAS, 1320 Airport Boulevard, Oshawa Two ...

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