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The Children’s Aid Society Announces New Executive Director

For Public Release, August 7, 2019   

The Children’s Aid Society Announces New Executive Director


The Board of Directors of the Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk (CAS-HN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shannon Chevrier as Executive Director, effective July 15, 2019.

Mrs. Chevrier began her social work career at Haldimand County CAS in 1991 and has over 28 years of experience in child welfare as Director of Service, Supervisor and Child Protection Worker.  She graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Ontario in London and completed her master’s degree in Social Work at MacMaster University in Hamilton.  She was awarded the Arrell Award for research for her master’s thesis which examined supervision practices in child welfare.

As Director of Service at the Society, Mrs. Chevrier provided oversight to the Intake and Family Service Departments as well as the Legal Department.  She has contributed provincially on the Child Welfare Advisory Committee, the Eligibility Spectrum Review Committee and the Signs of Safety Community of Practice Group.  She has also been an integral part of implementing and educating staff about Signs of Safety, a practice model rooted in child safety through building strong support networks in partnership with children, families and the community.  She is currently leading work with local CAS’s to implement Part X of the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA), which sets out the rules that service providers must follow to protect privacy of personal information.  Her experience and leadership skills will be valuable in her role as Executive Director.

Mrs. Chevrier replaces Dr. Bernadette Gallagher, who has been appointed on secondment at Brant Family & Children’s Services as the Executive Director.


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Birthday Donation

On July 7th, 2019 this beautiful young lady celebrated her 4th birthday with ten of her close friends.  Everyone invited to her party brought gifts, but not for her because this amazing young lady and her parents made a decision prior to the party to donate her birthday gifts to children who needed them more than she did.  She knows the children that receive them will be very happy.  Her caring and grateful heart is amazing and the Society would like to thank her for sharing not only her birthday gifts, but also her kindness.

A special shout out to all of her kind and giving friends and their parents who picked out these gifts to help her fulfill this wish.

A sincere “Thank you”.

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