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.

OASIS Program Featured on CBC

CBC Hamilton recently featured a 5-part series dealing with children, poverty, and mental health, including a featured look at the needs of immigrant and refugee children. The Community Child Abuse Council's OASIS Program was featured - click this link for the full article: CBC Hamilton

Special Thanks...

CCAC Logo no textThe Council gratefully acknowledges several recent donations in support of our programs and services...

A generous supporting grant in the amount of $10,000 was received from the Pioneer Energy Foundation in support of our trauma treatment programs. Pioneer Energy has a history of charitable giving in our community and is a valued philanthropic leader. Special thanks to David MacFarlane and Murray Hogarth for their efforts in support of children's charities in Ontario. We are also grateful for a $20,000 supporting grant provided by the Losani Family Foundation Fund. The Losani family has a longstanding tradition of generous charitable contributions supporting families, children, health and the Hamilton community. The Council has also received a $10,000 grant from the Edith H. Turner Foundation Fund, and a $7,000 grant from the Lillian & Marvin Goldblatt Family Fund. These four funds are all administered by the Hamilton Community Foundation. We are extremely grateful for the support of the Hamilton Community Foundation, including a grant of $10,000 from their Immediate Response Fund to address capacity pressures in our work with those affected by intra-familial sexual abuse.

We also recognize and thank the CHML Y108 Children's Fund for their continued support of the Council. We are grateful for their donation of $8,000 in support of our treatment programs and we commend the ongoing efforts of the CHML Children's Fund in support of the vulnerable children in our community.

Special thanks also go to Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore for supporting our trauma treatment programs with a $4,000 donation, and a heartfelt "thank you" to Fortinos Supermarket Ltd. and Loblaws Inc. for supporting our children's snack program, providing healthy snacks for children participating in our treatment programs.

And a warm thank you to the following donors who helped us to support the children and families we serve over the Christmas and winter season. Their much-appreciated kindness and generosity allowed us to provide a little extra to those in need:

  • Cadbury Adams (Stoney Creek)
  • Children's Aid Society of Hamilton
  • Garthson Leadership Centre
  • Brenda Ginn
  • Violet Ginn
  • Margaret Maillet
  • Jane and Michael Schwenger
  • Sobeys
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society (Hamilton West)
  • Target (Hamilton Centre)

Thriving Children Create Thriving Communities


The Community Child Abuse Council has been strengthening children, youth, and families since 1976 through the provision of child abuse prevention, education, and specialized clinical treatment programs. We also provide a voice for our community's youngest members, working to make sure their needs are addressed and their experiences reflected in Hamilton's response to child maltreatment. Community engagement is a vital part of our work, and we're continually seeking new and effective ways to start conversations about what it will take for our community to help children thrive.

Read more: Thriving Children Create Thriving Communities

Strengthening children, youth, and families since 1976.

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