The Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, has developed an Equity Statement. Our goal is to have the words that are written transform into accountable action and not be performative.

No matter the race, colour, religion, place of origin, ancestry, creed, family status, marital status, citizenship, disability/differently abled, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and/or age – each person deserves compassion, respect and support.  Discrimination is not tolerated.

We continue to work towards making meaningful change both within the walls of our agency and out in the community . There is still much work to do, and look forward to the strides we have yet to make to ensure that each individual we serve feels empowered, respected and safe.

To read the full Equity Statement, please Click Here.

INSIGHT: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team ensures equitable outcomes, opportunities and experiences for all of our service recipients, staff, and volunteers.

Marlene Dei-Amoah, Service Director, of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Marlene has over 25 years of progressive child welfare experience, including 10 years in a supervisory role with our agency, and significant experience as a trainer and educator. Marlene has been the Chair of the Committee against Racism for the City of Hamilton since 2014 and is past-chair of the Provincial Anti-Oppression Roundtable. In 2016, she received the City of Hamilton and Ward 3 Community Leadership Award.

Debra Musgrave, Anti-Black Racism Practice Integration Lead                                               

Josh Dockstator, Reconciliation Lead   

Hassan Sulley, African Canadian Community Engagement Worker