News

Youth Pride Durham 2018

Youth Pride Durham Embrace, engage and empower LGBTQ2S+ youth On May 27, community agencies came together to support LBGTQ+ youth, their family and allies with a free outdoor festival, Youth Pride Durham at the Durham CAS office. The event was the launch of Durham Pride Week and featured food, information from local organizations, glitter tattoos, […]

Services for 16 & 17 year olds

On June 1, 2017, Bill 89, the Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, 2017 was passed by the Ontario Legislature. The Act includes repealing the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA) and enacting the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA) in its place, once proclaimed. It also includes amendments to the CFSA while […]

Our adoption story: Andrea and John

Every child is precious, regardless of age or anything else. When John and I married we had already planned to become an adoptive family if we could, because there are these precious children already on this earth, one of whom we might be a family with. It took time, many months, for the phone call […]

Foster Parent Profile

In 1988, Bernie and Craig Birchall, and their three boys began fostering for Durham CAS. There have been many changes since then. Craig passed away in 1996, and the boys have grown up and moved out, but Bernie remains a dedicated foster parent, having cared for over 230 children…so far. Initially, Bernie wanted to care […]

Celebrating ‘Logan Day’

It’s not an official holiday yet, but June 30 has been declared ‘Logan Day’ by one very happy family. It is to be celebrated annually by getting a new fish. On June 30 of this year, eight year old Logan celebrated one year living with his dads and their dog, Finnegan. To mark this milestone, […]

Crown Ward Class Action

Class Action on Behalf of Crown Wards Were you a Crown ward at any time from the period January 1, 1966 until March 30, 2017? If so, you may be a class member in the class action which has now been certified by the court.  The lawsuit seeks money (damages) and other benefits for class […]

AGM and Bursary Awards

The Durham Children’s Aid Society held its Annual General Meeting and Bursary Recognition event on Thursday, September 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at the Society’s office. The emotional evening included 40 inspiring presentations to student bursary recipients (organized by the Durham Children’s Aid Foundation), as well as recognition of new Honourary Society Member appointees and […]

Our Foundation

The Durham Children’s Aid Foundation raises funds to help children, youth and families involved with Durham CAS. To learn more about our Foundation including how you can get involved, please click on the link below.