Welcome to Highland shores children's aid

The Society protects and cares for vulnerable children and youth in the counties of Hastings, Northumberland and Prince Edward and provides programs and services that help to empower them and their families. 

We all share a responsibility to protect children from harm - a responsibility that extends to those situations where children suffer abuse or neglect.


The Society believes that every child has the right to grow and develop in a family environment. When this is not possible due to an unsafe, abusive or neglectful situation, then having caring foster parents to call upon to help bridge the gap is a must.


Highland Shores Children's Aid believes in empowering children, youth and families to be all they can be and it offers many programs and services in this regard. We offer support and tools to children and youth to help them succeed.

Yes, You Can.

Dispelling the myths about sharing information with a CAS


Motherisk Hair Strand Testing Update »

If you believe that you may have been impacted by a Motherisk hair-strand test and have been involved with an Ontario Children’s Aid Society, you can call 1-855-235-8932 to register your name. Read more...


National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women »

December 6th is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - November 25th »

This Day raises awareness of the fact that many women and girls are still subject to gender-based violence...read more


National Child Day »

National Child Day Recognizes the Importance of Safeguarding the Rights of Children and Youth...

Child Welfare Data Results

The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children and families. Click here to go through the journey of what a "performance indicator" is in the context of child welfare, why performance indicators are important and the next steps of the Performance Indicator Project.