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Organization: Durham Children's Aid Society  
Phone Numbers: 905-433-1551
Fax: 905-433-0603
1320 Airport Blvd
Oshawa, ON
L1H 7K4
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Call for Emergency After Hours
Executives: Wanda Secord - Executive Director
Contacts: Andrea Maenza - Communications Coordinator
905-433-1551 ext. 2364 *
Service Description: Durham Children's Aid Society is mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services to provide child protection services to children under the age of 16 and their families who live in Durham Region. Durham CAS works in cooperation with organizations throughout Ontario to provide services needed to help families and keep children safe from abuse and neglect.

Child Protection - Investigation of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Working with families to keep children safe at home, or bringing children into care if necessary.

Family Support Program - Working with families to develop parenting skills through education and counseling, ensuring the safety of the child while preventing the need for further CAS involvement.

Prenatal Support Program - Working with families on a voluntary basis, where a pregnant woman (who is not currently caring for a child), may need some assistance to ensure the best outcomes for herself and her baby. Helping to ensure the woman and her family are connected to community supports as needed.

High Risk Infant Nurse Program - Nurses works with infants from birth to 2 years of age, assessing and monitoring high-risk infants living with family or a guardian.

Foster and Kinship Care – Working with caregivers to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in the care of the Society.

Adoption – Placing and monitoring children in adoptive homes, assisting those interested in adopting a child, and providing records information on past adoptions.

Family Access Program - Supervising visits between family and children when needed; providing a safe and secure environment for children while strengthening the connection with their family.

Volunteers - Volunteers provide a range of services that support the work of the agency, including tutoring, mentorship, recreational programming and transportation.

Community Education – Providing community education through information sharing and public speaking.

Meeting: Annual General Meeting held each September.
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Investigate allegation of abuse in children up to the age of 16. Will also work with older youth if involved with the Society prior to age 16.
Languages: English
Language Note: Other languages accessible as needed
Area(s) Served:
Durham Region  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare
Child and Youth Community Health Care Programs

This information was last completely updated on September 26, 2016

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