Services Available

The programs and services of Durham Children’s Aid Society are designed to meet the needs of the children and families throughout Durham Region.

We provide protection services to children throughout our region, but we also provide support for families when they need help.

Many children with whom we are working remain in the care of their families. That is, they never come into foster care. Our workers visit with these families regularly, offering ongoing support in many ways, such as counselling, acquiring appropriate medical treatment, ensuring educational needs are met, or referring to countless other resources.

Community Education

We offer an active Speakers Bureau that provides education and training for our community. Our speakers are able to offer information and training on all aspects of our work, including our work supporting families, child abuse and reporting, adoption, foster care, effective parenting, volunteering and other areas of our programs and services.

We also provide training in identifying and reporting abuse, and on our services for our professional partners in the community, such as police, teacher, doctors and other service providers.

If your school or organization would be interested in a presentation by one of our speakers, please contact Andrea Maenza.

You can also visit the following websites, for some great resources on parenting and children’s health and development.

Canadian Paediatric Society
Health Canada
Hospital for Sick Children
Parent’s Help Line