The Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton (CAFH) was founded in 1990 as a registered charitable organization to raise funds for the children and youth being cared for by the Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS). Funds raised allow the Halton CAS to provide additional services that enhance the lives of abused and neglected children and youth living in Halton.
The Halton CAS receives basic funding from the provincial government to provide food and shelter to the children and youth in its care. Extra-curricular activities, post-secondary education and the needs of children and youth not in foster care but still receiving support services from Halton CAS, are not funded, or are insufficiently funded, by the government.
The Children's Aid Foundation of Halton provides resources to help children, youth and families thrive.
Through fundraising and community partnerships, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton enriches the lives of children, youth and families enabling them to thrive and reach for tomorrow.
We value a society where every child is cherished and respected. In efforts to fulfill its Mission and Vision, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Halton conducts board governance, fund development and fund distribution in a professional, ethical manner.
About the Halton Children's Aid Society
The Halton Children’s Aid Society (Halton CAS) is your local community resource for children and youth and one of 46 children’s aid societies in Ontario. In every community throughout Halton, colleagues share strategies and success stories, developing the best ways to serve those who need assistance. Halton CAS is mandated by provincial statute to provide short and long term protection to children and youth from various forms of abuse and neglect, with the goal of permanent care, either living in their own homes or in alternative placements such as adoption.
- 97% of children and youth served remain with family.
- We help over 5,000 at-risk children and youth in Halton annually.