"Promising Futures for Children and Families"
Our Vision 2021 ~ Every child whose life we touch leaves us healthier: physically, mentally, emotionally.
Six ways you can help us make a difference in the lives of children and families in Oxford County:
1. ENDOWMENT FUND
The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to enable the Society to direct donations to a fund that will gather interest which can then be directed to assist clients, including former crown wards, who require program or financial support that cannot otherwise be provided through the Society’s operations budget. Oxford CAS is committed to treating the crown wards and former crown wards entrusted to their care as a good parent would treat their own. The Endowment Fund is held under the umbrella of the Oxford Community Foundation.
2. CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN
In 2017, The Christmas Place of Operation Sharing and the CAS Angel Tree combined resources to offer assistance during the holiday season by joining efforts to provide a hand up to families living in poverty and to families in crisis during the holiday season.
3. GENERAL FUND
Provides food vouchers, beds, and other items needed by families who receive service from the Agency.
4. HELP SEND A CHILD TO CAMP
Children and youth from Oxford County would love the opportunity to attend summer camp. Help give these kids a chance to unplug and enjoy the great outdoors – swimming, hiking, archery, crafts, games and more await them!
5. CRIBS FOR KIDS PROGRAM
Since 2014, we have provided 180 cribs to families in Oxford County at a cost of almost $50,000. Help us provide cribs to families; because every baby deserves a safe place to sleep.
6. FAMILY VIOLENCE COUNSELLING PROGRAM
The program is in its 31st year and works in cooperation with the family, the community and other service providers to identify and address issues of violence with the family system. The program works actively with victims of abuse by focusing on safety, recognizing the difference of abuse and healthy relationships to assist in making decisions that will allow people to live violence-free in the future. Programs include: Women's Healing Groups; Individual Services; Child Witness to Family Violence Group; Healthy Relationships Groups; Partner Assault Response and MARC (Men Accepting Responsibility to Change).
About Our Charity
The Children’s Aid Society is a non-profit, charitable community agency that provides guidance, counseling and other services to families for the protection of children. Like many other charitable organizations in Oxford County, we are privileged to work with many private and corporate citizens who are able to support us in many ways and are extremely grateful for the contributions made to the Society. For more information about the work of the Society, please visit us at http://www.casoxford.on.ca/
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children and families in Oxford County!
What People Are Saying
"Thanks for sending me to Camp Tanner. I am having fun. I met new friends. I hope to come again next year. XOXOXOXOX P.S. I LOVE YOU"
— Hailey, Age 11
"Thank you very much for sending me to camp. I have always wanted to go to camp. :-) "
"I would like to thank you on behalf of my daughter, she would not have been able to attend Camp Tanner without help from wonderful people like you! Thank you so very much!!"
— A Parent
"Thank you so much for accepting my grandson for camp. This will be an amazing experience for him. Can't wait to hear his stories after camp. Thanks again, so very much appreciated!"