At the heart of the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton is a recognition of the sacredness of human life and the dignity and worth of each person. We are inspired by the rich traditions rooted in our Catholic moral and social teachings and serve in a spirit of solidarity with our church and community partners in seeking justice and peace in our society.

The CCAS Hamilton Equity Statement outlines our commitment to equitable practices and expands on the equity principles we lead by.

The CCASH Equity Workplan is grounded in our overall commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as expressed in our mission, vision, and current Strategic Plan. As such, we are committed to creating and maintaining equitable human resource policies and practices, a diverse workforce, and an inclusive work environment.

The deepening CCASH’s Anti-Racism work and creation of a more inclusive and respectful organizational culture will be achieved with the following priorities in our 2022-23 workplan:

  • Our commitment is not only to inclusion but to meet our legal obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code to create a workplace free from harassment and discrimination.
  • Our commitment is to strengthen the hiring and selection processes and remove the barriers to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds.
  • Our commitment is to create a solid Human Resource infrastructure while also embedding equity within its employment policies and processes and ensuring they align with the Ontario Human Rights Code requirements and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.
  • Our commitment is to focus attention on fostering a more inclusive organizational culture in which employees at all levels feel welcome, safe, and able to contribute their best.

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, Director of Service & Equity                           
Josh Dockstator, Reconciliation Lead   
Chris McNab, Anti-Black Racism Lead