Our Vision and Mission

We believe thriving children create thriving communities. To that end, we focus on a community-wide response to childhood trauma that combines excellence in treatment, state-of-the-art education, and community oriented prevention initiatives aimed at reducing the incidence and impact of child maltreatment and promoting the safe and healthy development of children.

Summer Smiles

summer smilesAs summer draws to an end, we want to acknowledge and thank several supporters for their generosity over the last few months. With their help, we continue to move children and youth from our waiting list into treatment as quickly as possible and, ultimately, to help them thrive.

  • ArcelorMittal Dofasco Fund at Hamilton Community Foundation
  • Lanhack Engineering (2014 Lanhack Charity Golf Tournament)
  • Investors Group (Hamilton West)
  • Dave Dunnet, Royal LePage State Realty
  • 2014 CAPPY Ride participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers
  • Centre de santé communautaire Hamilton/Niagara
  • Dr. and Mrs. George Pakozdi


23rd CAPPY Ride

A very warm thank you to all the riders, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who supported our 2014 CAPPY Ride! For more details and photos, please visit our ride web site: www.cappyride.ca


Hamilton Community Foundation: 60 Years

The mission of the Hamilton Community Foundation is "to drive positive change, by connecting people, ideas, and resources". And HCF certainly did that in 2013/14 for the Community Child Abuse Council, with grants from several of the funds they administer. As HCF celebrates its 60th anniversary, we congratulate them on their many accomplishments and thank them for their contributions to the vitality of Hamilton and its citizens. Check the HCF Annual Report for a feature about the Community Child Abuse Council: www.hamiltoncommunityfoundation.ca

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Our 23rd annual CAPPY Ride

RAIN OR SHINE - See you there! Registraton & Breakfast 8:30 a.m. Ancaster Fairgrounds

If you ride a motorcycle, we invite you to join us for the 2014 CAPPY Ride (Child Abuse Prevention and Protection of Youth) on Sunday, July 13th. A popular and police escorted event, the CAPPY Ride offers breakfast, a scenic ride route, BBQ lunch, live music, prizes, and more. For full details visit www.cappyride.ca .

To volunteer at this year's ride, or to make a donation (rider pledge, prize item, raffle item) please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (905) 523-1020 ext. 210.


SAVE THE DATE! Lanhack Charity Golf Classic

Mark your calendars and register early to avoid disappointment!

Lanhack Charity Golf Classic, Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Heron Point Golf Links.

This popular tournament promises a fun day filled with all the things that make a charity golf outing memorable. Register a foursome (or register singles or pairs and we'll group you with others) and join us for a wonderful afternoon of golf on this beautiful ClubLink course (BBQ lunch, golf shirt, 18 holes with power cart followed by oyster bar, dinner, prizes, an exciting live auction, and more). Proceeds from this annual event support the Community Child Abuse Council and Help A Child Smile.

$250 per Golfer   $1000 per Foursome  Tee Sponsor $200

For information or registration, call (905) 523-1020 ext. 210 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special thanks to Lanhack Engineering for generously hosting this event to support our child abuse prevention, education, and treatment programs.

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