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Thank you Foster Families

October 20 to 26 is Foster Family Appreciation Week. While we try to show our appreciation all year long for the incredible contribution of our foster families, we like to take time every year during this week to highlight the often thankless work they do. Our foster families – parents and kids – open their […]

Annual General Meeting: September 12

The agency held its Annual General Meeting on September 12 at our office in Oshawa. We were honoured to recognize several distinguished guests as well as welcome six new members to our Board of Directors. We look forward to working with you as we build hope and opportunities for children, youth and families. Elected to […]

New Executive Director

Durham Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is pleased to welcome Steven Woodman as its new Executive Director.  Mr. Woodman officially starts his position as the agency’s leader on September 4, 2019.  Mr. Woodman comes to the agency after seven years as Executive Director of Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington and 19 years […]

Survey

The Government of Ontario is working to strengthen the child welfare and protection system to reduce barriers and build a system that is better coordinated and focused on prevention. Services need to be high-quality, culturally appropriate, sustainable and truly responsive to the needs of children and youth. As part of this work, the Ministry of […]

Youth Pride 2019

Embrace, engage and empower LGBT2SQ+ youth, allies and their families. Youth Pride Durham 2019: June 8 at Sinclair Secondary School, at 380 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby. This year we are very excited to welcome T. Thomason as our headline performer. Thomason is a singer-songwriter from Nova Scotia whose song “Hope” was recently released after he […]

After-hours service changes

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to our After Hour Services are in effect immediately.  Thank you for your patience during the transition. There are some changes coming to our after-hours service delivery. You will still be able reach us 24/7 at our regular number, and hopefully you won’t notice any dramatic changes when you […]

Black History Month Review

Black History Month Community Event: The Evolution of Racism in the Media On Monday, February 25 we were honoured to host our 4th annual Black History Month Community event: The Evolution of Racism in the Media. We would like to thank everyone who braved the snowy weather to join us for this important discussion. Issues […]

Introducing our LGBT2SQ+ Care Initiative

Durham CAS launches LGBT2SQ+ Care Initiative We are committed to supporting all children, youth and families, including those in our LGBT2SQ+ community. This includes supporting not only LGBT2SQ+ children and youth who may need a helping hand, but also as encouraging involvement from LGBT2SQ+ caregivers. We promote safe and inclusive communities, including providing a stable, […]

Foster parent info sessions

We have no information sessions currently scheduled, but if you have ever considered fostering, please contact us to learn more. Foster families provide a stable, supportive, temporary home for children at a time when parents and caregivers are facing challenges and working to provide a safe home. When placing a child in a foster home, we […]

AGM and Bursary Awards Night

The Durham Children’s Aid Society held its Annual General Meeting and Bursary Recognition event on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Society’s office. The evening included inspiring presentations to 43 student bursary recipients (organized by the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation) who are moving on to or completing their post-secondary education.  Congratulations to all of our […]