Children's Aid Society of Haldimand and Norfolk (The)

Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm 
Emergency Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Haldimand County ; Norfolk County
Eligibility Children and their families under 18 years of age * Youth age 16 or 17 who have left CAS care also have the opportunity to return to CAS for support, up to the age of 21
Application Self referrals and/or referrals from other professionals
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - available upon request
Fees Membership - $5 society membership
Address and Location
Located In Community Townsend
Address & Map
70 Town Centre Dr
Townsend, ON N0A 1S0
Intersection Town Centre Dr and Keith Richardson Pkwy
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description (Service) Operates under the legislated mandate of The Child and Family Services Act * investigates allegations or evidence that children under 18 years may be in need of protection * youth age 16 or 17 who have left CAS care also have the opportunity to return to CAS for support, up to the age of 21 
Services include: 
* intake/assessment 
* family services/protection 
* legal services 
* clinical services 
* resources 
* permanent care 
* foster care 
* kinship care 
* adoption and adoption disclosure 
* volunteer services  
* public information development 
Operates "Little Dreams, Big Dreams" in order to fundraise for two CAS programs that are not funded by the government * agency relies upon the community for donations to operate these programs and 100% of all donations go directly to these funds to help local kids 
Programs include: 
* Fresh Air Fund - provides summer camp and recreational experiences for disadvantaged children in Haldimand-Norfolk. These are children that otherwise wouldn't be able to attend camp Many come from low-income families, many have suffered traumatic events during their young lives, and many have physical or developmental disabilities 
* Endowment (or Youth Education) Fund - helps youth transitioning from the Society's care by providing support for post-secondary education at college, university or trade schools
Contact Information
Office Phone 519-587-5437
Toll Free Phone 1-888-227-5437
Fax 519-587-3627
Social Media Facebook Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Shari Gardener, Executive Assistant and Public Relations Coordinator; Phone: (Business) 1-888-227-5437 ext 235; Email:
Alternate Contact Sharan Thicke, Administrative Assistant; Phone: 1-888-227-5437 ext 312; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Brenda Hunt, Coordinator of Volunteers; Phone: (Business) 519-587-5437 ext 298; Email:
Primary Executive Bernadette Gallagher, Executive Director