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  • Advisory - Safe Sleep Practices for Infants Sep 16 2008
    Click on the following link for a description of the Safe Sleep Practices for Infants advisory from Health Canada… »
  • Top 25 Employer Oct 23 2009
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa awarded Top 25 Employer for the National Capital Region… »
  • Launch of the first Canadian Heart Gallery Jun 16 2010
    The Heart Gallery of Ottawa is a travelling exhibit of professional photographs of 18 children and youth, aged 4 to 15, who are waiting for permanent families… »
  • Barbara MacKinnon Receives Honorary Degree Jun 30 2010
    Algonquin College awards honorary degrees on occasion to acknowledge exemplary achievement in education, industry, community service, or other areas of leadership in our society… »
  • Reminder During Heat Wave! Jul 8 2010
    In as little as 10 minutes, your car's interior temperature can reach a high of 93 degrees Celsius (200 degrees Fahrenheit)… »
  • Launch of I Am Your Children's Aid Campaign Sep 21 2010
    On the October Campaign...  October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Ontario… »
  • Singing for a Guinness World Record! Sep 24 2010
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa has partnered with Hot 89.9FM and Place d’Orleans to attempt a Guinness World RecordTM! The aim of the event is to bring awareness to the community’s responsibility and role in ensuring the well-being of children and youth in Ottawa… »
  • Exciting News from Guinness World Records!!! Nov 1 2010
    IT'S OFFICIAL! Congratulations to the Ottawa community on successfully setting a new Guinness World Record… »
  • November is Adoption Awareness Month Nov 1 2010
    Children need to have roots. To experience healthy development and create a sense of self-worth, children need to feel a sense of belonging, with a permanent family who cares for them… »
  • World Trivia Night 2010 - Champions for Children Foundation Nov 22 2010
    On Friday November 19th over 1,500 people gathered for a night of frivolity. This unique fundraising event has become North America's largest trivia team competition… »
  • Holiday Cheer Dec 15 2010
    Once again, the CAS Holiday Gift Program is under way. The Children's Aid Society received over 8,000 gifts from the community and over 40 vehicles of over 2,000 toys donated from employees of Canada Revenue Agency… »
  • CTV Ottawa News Report Jan 5 2011
    On January 5th, 2011, CTV aired a news report on Adoption of Older Youth. To view a copy of the report, click here. »
  • Thank-you Donors Jan 18 2011
    A huge thank-you to all our community donors who participated in making our 2010 Holiday Gift Program a huge success! »
  • Ottawa CAS named Top Employer! Feb 2 2011
    Mediacorp Canada Inc. has chosen The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa as one of the National Capital region's Top Employers for 2011… »
  • Launch of a New and Improved Website Mar 3 2011
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved website… »
  • Broader Public Sector Expense Rules Apr 1 2011
    The Society is developing the detailed expense rules to be posted on the Society's web-site as required under the BPS Directive… »
  • Same Commitment, New Identity May 13 2011
    The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO), formerly known as Champions for Children Foundation has recently unveiled a new identity consisting of a new name, new logo, renewed messaging and a revamped website… »
  • CAS Procurement Opportunities May 20 2011
    The RFP opportunities for the CAS have been published on our website. To view a list of our current opportunities, please click on the following link, http://www… »
  • National Aboriginal History Month Jun 1 2011
    The month of June is recognized as National Aboriginal History Month, created to celebrate the contributions that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have made to Canada… »
  • Building Families and Supporting Youth To Be Successful Act Jun 3 2011
    On June 2, 2011, the Provincial Government passed the Building Families and Supporting Youth To Be SuccessFul Act, 2011… »
  • Important Reminder To Community Jun 20 2011
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health want to remind parents and caregivers to use caution when planning sleep accommodations for infants during summer travels… »
  • Helping more kids find permanent homes Sep 2 2011
    The Provincial government announced the declaration of Bill 179, Building Families and Supporting Youth To Be Successful Act, 2011… »
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month Sep 30 2011
    October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in Ontario. The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is committed to protecting children and youth of our community from all forms of abuse and neglect, but we cannot do it alone… »
  • Child Abuse Prevention - Answers to your questions Oct 13 2011
    Click here for important information that you should know. What is abuse? How to report abuse? What happens when I call? »
  • November is Adoption Awareness Month Nov 1 2011
    Children need to have roots. To experience healthy development and create a sense of self-worth, children need to feel a sense of belonging, with a permanent family who cares for them… »
  • Use Your Voice Nov 8 2011
    On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa partnered with Hot 89… »
  • World Trivia Night 2011 Dec 2 2011
    On Friday, November 18, 2011, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa held their 17th annual World Trivia Night, presented by Scotiabank Group… »
  • Holiday Gift Program Jan 13 2012
    In 2011, the Holiday Gift Program of the CAS held its 27th annual gift drive and received over 6000 thousand gifts from over 90 organizations, schools, businesses and individuals in the community… »
  • 2011 Year in Review Feb 1 2012
    During 2011, the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa and community partners collaborated to successfully achieve many events, campaigns and exciting changes for children, youth and families… »
  • Salut! 2012 Apr 3 2012
    Please join us on Thursday, May 17 for an evening of fine wines and gourmet dining! Salut! is an exciting evening held at Restaurant International at Algonquin College… »
  • National Volunteer Week Apr 16 2012
    April 16 – April 20, 2012 is National Volunteer Week.  Thank you to all volunteers for your valuable time and contribution to the children and youth in our community! For more information on volunteering with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, please click here. »
  • Executive Director Barbara MacKinnon Receives Award May 17 2012
    On Thursday, May 17th, 2012,Barbara MacKinnon was awarded the 2012 United Way Ambassador's Award for reaching out to partners in the community and devoting great time and effort to making a difference in Ottawa… »
  • Report Release Jun 1 2012
    This qualitative report represents the narrative findings from interviews held in the process of evaluating the partnership between the First Nations, Inuit and Métis service providers and the Ottawa Cas… »
  • Salut! 2012 - An evening of wine, roses and inspiration Jun 13 2012
    On Thursday May 17, the Restaurant International at Algonquin College was aglow with wine, roses and candles, as guests arrived for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa’s Salut! 2012, presented by TD Bank and supporting sponsor, Bell… »
  • Children's Aid Society and Foundation Spring/Summer Newsletter Jun 14 2012
    Children's Aid Society and Foundation Spring/Summer Newsletter »
  • Annual General meeting Sep 11 2012
    IMPORTANT NOTICE The Society's 118th ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Pineview Municipal Golf Course,1471 Blair Road, Ottawa. »
  • Child Abuse and Prevention Month Oct 1 2012
    In the province of Ontario, the month of October is recognized as Child Abuse and Prevention Month… »
  • Giving is Believing Oct 31 2012
    Pamela Turner supports many local chartities in an effort to help create positive change in the community… »
  • Adoption Awareness Month Nov 1 2012
    During the month of November, the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa will be promoting adoption month in an effort to increase awareness… »
  • National Child Day Nov 20 2012
    November 20th is National Child Day. This day marks the time when Canada implemented the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which recognizes childrens' right to use their voice without discrimination… »
  • Is there room for me in your family tree? Nov 27 2012
    Due to the generous donation by Sun Media, the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) and Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) participated in the 15th annual Trees of Hope event at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, in support of children and youth at CHEO… »
  • Thank you Ottawa Jan 1 2013
    THANK YOU FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON “Last year, my son was 6 years old… »
  • 2012 Holiday Gift Program Jan 15 2013
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) held its 28th annual Holiday Gift Program… »
  • 25th Anniversary Jan 24 2013
    2013 marks the Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa's 25th anniversary of supporting children… »
  • Youth across Ontario use their voice Jan 25 2013
    In November 2011, youth in the care of the Children's Aid Societies across Ontario, came together to use their voice at a Youth Hearing at Queen's Park… »
  • Foster Family Awareness Month Feb 1 2013
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is dedicating the month of February to our foster families… »
  • February is Foster Family Month Feb 14 2013
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa has dedicated the month of February to foster families… »
  • Child Welfare Awareness Mar 1 2013
    The Canadian Association of Social Workers celebrates National Social Work Week to recognize social workers contribution to society… »
  • The gift that lasts a lifetime Apr 1 2013
    Throughout the month of April, we're celebrating our  volunteers! Volunteers are an integral part of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa’s (CASO) work, generously donating approximately 30,000 hours of their time each year… »
  • National Volunteer Week Apr 21 2013
    April 21st to 27th, 2013 is National Volunteer Week, an opportunity for us to take stock of the time volunteers across the country donate daily… »
  • Children and Youth in Care Awareness Month May 1 2013
    Be Strong, Be Proud On May 14th, 2013, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is celebrating Children and Youth in Care Day… »
  • Celebrate International Day Against Homophobia May 17 2013
    Today is International Day against Homophobia/Transphobia. Recognized on May 17th every year, this significant day brings awareness to an important subject and offers an opportunity for education… »
  • Recognizing Our Out of This World Staff Jun 3 2013
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) will be recognizing employees whose commitment and dedication has helped to shape the futures of countless children and youth in the region… »
  • Fire Safety Jul 1 2013
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) has partnered once again with Ottawa Fire Services (OFS) to highlight the need for increased fire safety during the summer months… »
  • Capital Pride Aug 1 2013
    The 2013 Capital Pride festival kicks off on August 16th and will run through the 25th… »
  • 2013 AGM Awards Aug 1 2013
    SAVE THE DATE - AGM Awards Date: September 26th, 2013 at the Pineview Golf Club… »
  • Children's Aid Society of Ottawa Holds Annual General Meeting Sep 27 2013
    On September 26th, 2013, the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa held it's 119th Annual General Meeting… »
  • Children are society's most vulnerable and need to be protected Oct 1 2013
    The month of October is recognized as Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month in the province of Ontario… »
  • Every Child Needs a Home Nov 1 2013
    There are children and youth in Ottawa who yearn to have someone special in their lives; a lifelong connection with whom they can share their dreams, their  worries, even a daily meal… »
  • 2013 Holiday Gift Program Dec 17 2013
    Every year, the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) organizes a Holiday Gift Program… »
  • Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect: It's Your Duty Jan 1 2014
    Did You Know? All Ontarians have an ongoing, legal obligation to directly and promptly contact their local Children’s Aid if they suspect a child is or may be in need of protection… »
  • Welcome to Walter Noble Mar 10 2014
    The Board of Directors of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa is pleased to announce that Walter Noble has been appointed as its new Executive Director… »
  • Volunteer Month Apr 1 2014
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa has dedicated the month of April as volunteer recognition month… »
  • National Volunteer Week Apr 6 2014
    April 6 – April 12, 2013 is National Volunteer Week.  Thank you to all volunteers for your valuable time and contribution to the children and youth in our community!   »
  • Children and Youth in Care Day May 1 2014
    On May 14th, 2014, the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) will be celebrating Children and Youth in Care Day… »
  • Summer Safety Jun 1 2014
    It's official, summer is upon us. Here are some helpful hints to keep your children safe this summer… »
  • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Jul 1 2014
    If you have any suspicions that a child is being abused or neglected, get help. Even though the idea of making a report with the Children’s Aid Society can seem very “official” - and therefore intimidating - it is important to demystify these beliefs in order to provide help in a time-efficient manner… »
  • SAVE THE DATE - AGM Awards Jul 21 2014
    SAVE THE DATE - AGM Awards Date: September 25th, 2014 Where: Pineview Golf Club If you are interested to vote at the 2014 AGM, please complete and return the membership form by August 29th, 2014… »
  • 2014 Annual General Meeting Aug 18 2014
    IMPORTANT NOTICE The Society's 120th ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Pineview Municipal Golf Course,1471 Blair Road, Ottawa. »
  • Break the Silence: Use Your Voice! Sep 2 2014
    As the children and youth of Ontario return to school we are once again reminded of the potential of the next generation, but also of the neglect and abuse endured by some of them, and everyone’s role in preventing it… »
  • Volunteer Information Session - Sept-23 Sep 10 2014
    We are pleased to invite you to our next Volunteer Information Session being held by The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, Volunteer Services on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p… »
  • World Trivia Night 2014 - November 21st Sep 30 2014
    It’s that time of year again! World Trivia Night is celebrating its 20th anniversary and the Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) is seeking volunteers to help make this event a success… »
  • Dress Purple Day Oct 10 2014
    October 17, it's Dress Purple Day across Eastern Ontario to raise awareness for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention month… »
  • 20th Foster Families Celebration Anniversary Oct 19 2014
    October 19-25, 2014 is National Foster Family Week and the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS), along with Children’s Aid Societies (CASs), are celebrating the vital role of foster families in the lives of children and youth requiring out of home care… »
  • Tell someone Web Campaign Oct 31 2014
    Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention month Campaign is coming to end, but the message needs to be ongoing… »
  • Adoption - A Wonderful Option Nov 1 2014
    Every child deserves to have a family of his or her own. Adoption is one way to bring children who need families together with families who want to parent children… »
  • 20th Anniversary Trivia Tees fundraising campaign Nov 3 2014
    The 20th Anniversary Trivia Tees fundraising campaign helps Tots, Teens and those in between! Help support this fundraising campaign by purchasing your limited edition t-shirts… »
  • Trees of Hope Nov 14 2014
    Help us win the People's Choice Award for our Superhero-themed Tree of Hope by going down to the Chatêau Laurier and casting your vote before January 4th! The hotel is magical right now as it is lit up with Trees of Hope from many organizations, all in an effort to raise money for CHEO… »
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Program Dec 1 2014
    As December approaches we are gearing up to launch this year’s Holiday Gift Program… »
  • Are you the Face of Fostering? Dec 31 2014
    Once January 1st passes and the dust settles, it’s back to work and with that the communications efforts at CASO have shifted focus to our next awareness campaign: Are You the Face of Fostering? With this campaign we hope to make fostering more identifiable to everyone in the general public, because it’s something almost anyone can do, and an experience that is very rewarding… »
  • Looking back on the Holiday Gift Program Jan 7 2015
    The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is proud to announce that Holiday Gift Program was a huge success! With December and all of 2014 in our rear view mirror,  it’s as good a time as any to look back over the last month, but also to look forward to what 2015 has in store for us… »
  • Celebrating Black History Month Feb 1 2015
    February has taken on special significance in Canada over the past 20 years as we’ve been using it to highlight Black History since 1995… »
  • Camp for Kids Day April 25 Mar 12 2015
    A partner of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, the Children's Aid Foundation of Ottawa is hosting a fundraising event to help send children in need to summer camp… »
  • About CASO Mar 15 2015
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is one of 46 agencies in Ontario that keep children safe, provide support and other services to parents; and when necessary provide safe and nurturing care for children and youth who are unable to live at home because of family related difficulties… »
  • Home Alone Mar 16 2015
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) has recently updated its information regarding leaving children unattended… »
  • National Volunteer Month Apr 1 2015
    April is recognized as National Volunteer Month, more specifically, during the National Volunteer Week running from April 12th through the 18th… »
  • Good News Stories Apr 27 2015
    Check out our News & Events page for some interactive good news from CASO. »
  • Child Benefit Application Deadline Extended May 4 2015
    The federal government has extended the deadline for Canadian parents to apply for the monthly Universal Child Care Benefit until May 15… »
  • Youth Recognition Ceremony 2015 Jun 3 2015
    Youth Recognition Ceremony — May 28, 2015On Thursday, May 28, The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa hosted the 2015 edition of the Youth Recognition Ceremony, an evening dedicated to celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of our youth… »
  • Sharing the Hope for a better future Jun 29 2015
    The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) serves the distinct purpose of supporting the children, youths and families served by the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO)… »
  • 2015 Provincial Community Consultations Sep 14 2015
    One Vision One Voice is a project of the African Canadian community, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services, through the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies… »
  • Need for foster homes Sep 29 2015
    Stacey Fragiskos, Child and Youth in Care Services Manager, tells Carol Anne Meehan, CTV news at noon, about Ottawa's high need for foster homes… »
  • Help raise awareness of child abuse and neglect prevention Oct 1 2015
    October is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month across the province of Ontario… »
  • November is Adoption Awareness Month Nov 2 2015
    Children of all ages and backgrounds need a base to build their lives on. Having that base helps in healthy development and creates a sense of self-worth and belonging… »
  • World Trivia Night is coming soon! Nov 5 2015
    Only 30 team spots are still available for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa’s World Trivia Night—the world’s largest live trivia event—taking place on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7pm at the EY Centre… »
  • Holiday Gift Program 2015 Nov 6 2015
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa’s  is gearing up once again for their Holiday Gift Program… »
  • 2015 GivingTuesday Nov 25 2015
    This December 1st, the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) is joining the movement of GivingTuesday, the global day of giving… »
  • ThankyouThursday Dec 3 2015
    The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa would like to thank all who donated on GivingTuesday, the global day of giving… »
  • Holiday Gift Program 2015 Dec 23 2015
    On behalf of the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) and the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO), thank you to all who have given their time, money and commitment to the children, youth and families of our community… »
  • 2015 Holiday Gift Program Wrap-up Dec 31 2015
    Thanks to all of your help, our 2015 Holiday Gift Program was our most successful one yet! Our community’s generous donors gave approximately 12,000 gifts to the program—not to mention $14,550 in monetary donations—helping 1,718 children have a memorable holiday season… »
  • 2016 Foster Campaign Launch Jan 4 2016
    We are pleased to introduce our new communications theme. Passion & Purpose: Together, we create bright futures… »
  • Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review and CASO Feb 16 2016
    Motherisk Hair Analysis Independent Review and the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa On December 17, 2015 the Government of Ontario released the report of the Honourable Justice Susan Lang on the Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children… »
  • Thank you to our volunteers! Apr 4 2016
    April celebrates National Volunteer Week across Canada from April 10-16, but here at the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO), we take the whole month to celebrate our volunteers… »
  • Camp for Kids May 3 2016
    Ask yourself, how can we all help to greatly improve a child’s behavioural problems and you send their self-esteem soaring? The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) has a simple answer: let them spend some time at summer camp… »
  • Salut! 2016 is fast approaching! May 5 2016
    The Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO) is pleased to announce that they will be once again hosting their annual food and wine pairing event, Salut! The 12th edition of Salut! returns to the esteemed Restaurant International at Algonquin College on the evening of Thursday, May 19th… »
  • Celebrating Children and Youth in Care Day May 14 2016
    May 14th was the third anniversary of Children and Youth in Care Day in Ontario, an annual day that recognizes the strength, bravery and resilience shown by young people who have faced adversity throughout their lives… »
  • Keep Children Healthy & Safe with our Summer Safety Tips May 24 2016
    Summer is a great time for you and your family to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities… »
  • Now Recruiting Volunteers! Jul 31 2016
    Volunteers at the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa represent a broad cross-section of our community and provide a range of support services including, but not limited to, driving, tutoring, mentoring, providing pre-school services, and supporting family visits… »
  • AdoptWalk - Extreme Obstacle Edition Aug 30 2016
    Calling all Foster and Adoptive Families! Registration for this year's ADOPTWALK 2016 Extreme Obstacle Edition is now open… »
  • November is Adoption Awareness Month Nov 1 2016
    The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) wants every child and youth to live in a family that will love and nurture them always… »
  • World Trivia Night 2016 Nov 22 2016
    November 18th marked the 22nd annual World Trivia Night in support of the Children’s Aid Foundation of Ottawa (CAFO), in which $50,000 was raised for local children ,youth and families… »
  • 'Tis the Season for Giving! Dec 2 2016
    With the festive season upon us, The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa (CASO) is once again in the midst of coordinating its Holiday Gift Program… »