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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

Programs & Campaigns

Christmas Bureau

Huron County Christmas Bureau

The Huron County Christmas Bureau has deep roots in our community, having supported local families since 1967. This year represents a significant change, as responsibility for overseeing the program has transferred from Huron-Perth Children’s Aid Society to Rural Response for Healthy Children.

Please visit Rural Response for Healthy Children’s website for 2022 Christmas Bureau information.


Ontario Dress Purple Day

Ontario Dress Purple Day

Dress Purple Day offers an opportunity to remind adults about the important role they play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families. This includes every adult’s legal duty to call their local Children’s Aid Society if they have a concern about the safety or well-being of a child or youth. It also includes the responsibility to check their bias before making a report. Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, ability, poverty, and sexual orientation can lead to overreporting.

If you have a concern about the safety and well-being of a child or youth you must call a Children’s Aid Society directly. You are not permitted to delegate your legal duty to report to any other person, including a supervisor.

You do not have to be sure about concerns to make a referral to a Children’s Aid Society: use your best judgement. The Children’s Aid Society has the expertise to assess and decide whether to intervene

This year, Dress Purple Day will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2022

We are calling on all Ontarians to wear something purple to show children, youth, and families that they are here to help!

Please click HERE for more information.

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.