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Anyone who has a reasonable suspicion that a child is or may be in need of protection must contact the society immediately

We serve the children and families of Huron and Perth Counties, with offices in Stratford and Goderich

Goderich 1-519-524-7356 or 1-800-265-5198
Stratford 1-519-271-5290 or 1-800-668-5094

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Christmas Bureau

2020 Huron County Christmas Bureau

The Huron County Christmas Bureau is a community service since 1967 in partnership with the host churches and our sponsors.

The Christmas Bureau has grown and transformed to meet the needs of families and this year is no exception.  We have been working diligently to develop a plan that continues to help families while keeping everyone safe. COVID-19 has changed the landscape and many people’s circumstances have changed.  As a result, the support needed in the community has changed as well.  The Christmas Bureau is planning on meeting that need and we need your help.  We ask that if you are able, to please donate financially to the Christmas Bureau.  The money will help us respond to the changing needs created by the pandemic.

All donations of 10$ or more are issued charitable tax receipts.  This program is funded entirely by donations and supported by volunteers.

Credit card donations will be accepted by contacting the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society at 519-524-7356 or 1-800-265-5198.

Individual bureaus will be open November 23 to November 27, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will be accepting financial donations.

If the line is busy, do not get discouraged – please call back!  The volunteers cannot return your call.

When you call “Christmas Central”  you will be scheduled a private and confidential appointment at your closest bureau site.  To be eligible for support with the Huron County Christmas Bureau program you must have custody of your child(ren) and live in Huron County.

The bureaus cannot register you for service – you must call “Christmas Central” to make an appointment.

Items distributed November 30 to December 4, 2020

Bureau Locations

  • SEAFORTH
    • Northside United Church – 54 Goderich St.
  • GODERICH
    • Trinity Christian Reformed Church 245 Mill Rd.
  • CLINTON
    • Clinton Christian Reformed Church – 243 Princess St. East
  • EXETER
    • Precious Blood Church – 200 Sanders St. West
  • WINGHAM
    • Maitland River Community Church – 414 Joesphine St.

 

 

Ontario Dress Purple Day

Ontario Dress Purple Day

Every October, Children’s Aid Societies raise awareness about the rights of children and youth to safety and well-being and the responsibility of adults and community services to help children, youth and their families, who need support. In 2018 the provincial campaign will focus on one day of action – Ontario Dress Purple Day – to celebrate the community that cares for kids. This year Ontario Dress Purple Day will take place on Tuesday October 27, 2020.

#IBREAKthesilence It takes a community to care for kids!

For further information contact the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society

Fundraising and Donations

Fundraising and Donations

Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society volunteers and committed sponsors provide valuable support to the our most vulnerable citizens, the children. Their efforts help low-income families over the Christmas Holiday Season, assist with recreation for children and summer activities.

Thanks to volunteer support, administrative costs are minimal. All donations to the “Family Assistance Fund”  are stipulated to provide direct benefit to children.

  • All donations, be they big or small, are valued
  • All donors who contribute $10 or more are issued charitable tax receipts.

Credit card donations can be made by calling 519-271-5290 ext. 2235 or 1-800-668-5094 ext. 2235

Your donation or Bequest to the Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society will help fund a range of programs that aim to prevent abuse and neglect, and promote the healthy development of disadvantaged children.

These programs, which are operated by service partners in the community as well as by the CAS do not receive money under our core funding from the Ontario Government.

Parent Support Programs

Parent Support Programs

The Parent/Child Resource Program is fortunate again to have received external Perth monies from Stratford Social Services to continue services at the Ontario Housing complex on Franklin Drive, the Bard of Avon Cooperative Housing on Borden Street, Small Wonders Parent/Child Interaction Program as well as the community based parent education programs. Although the attached programs must be offered in Perth County as set out by the funder, anyone from Perth or Huron counties can attend the parent education programs and families do not need to be open with the Agency.

In partnership with the Early ON! Programs, we will be offering our programs at these locations:

  • Listowel
  • St. Mary’s
  • Mitchell

Please see program dates for specific details

Programs session are offered in the fall, winter and spring throughout the community at various locations and times (pending enrollment).  Childcare available for day programs only. Please call 271-5290 ext. 2249 to register.