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Recognizing our Foster Families


Thank you Foster Parents.

Last week, on October 20, 2009, The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk recognized the contributions of our foster parents through an annual dinner. The occasion was marked with acknowledgements to several foster families for esteemed service and their continued commitment to children and youth in Haldimand and Norfolk by reaching 5, 10, 15 and 25 year milestones.

Haldimand Mayor, Marie Trainer who attended the dinner commended the work of foster parents as being, “very important to the community.”

At this time, The Children’s Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk has approximately 323 youth and children in care. Many of these children are being provided homes and support by 102 foster families in our communities.

The care of youth and children is the utmost responsibility of everyone in the community. Foster families and individuals have an essential role by providing stability and a caring home that encourages a child or youth’s growth and development.

If you have ever considered fostering please contact us at 1-888-227-5437.




L.I.F.T. – Living Independently For Tomorrow


The goal of LIFT is to ensure that youth are given every opportunity to develop the skills which will enable them to function successfully within society.

In conjunction with the Child Protection Worker, Youth Services Workers develop specific, goal oriented plans of service for youth pursuing independence, focusing on enpowering youth with the skills and tools necessary for a successful transition from care to independence.

Youth Services Workers provide intensive and proactive services including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy and one on one support.

LIFT hosts workshops throughout the year which provide specific information about a number of independence skills such as a seminar on budgeting.

LIFT also hosts holiday dinners for youth and former Crown Wards who live independently. These events provide youth with the opportunity to share a meal with their CAS family and network with each other.

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