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.


Your Input is Needed! »

Provide your input to the Ontario government on how to make it easier to find reliable information about child care.


Saying thanks during Foster Family Week - Oct 15-21 »

The importance of being able to offer children and youth in care a nurturing home is highlighted during Foster Family Week.


October is Child Abuse Prevention Month: It Takes a Village to Keep Kid Safe! »

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Child Abuse Prevention Month.


Go Purple at a local hockey game! »

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month and purple is the symbol of the campaign. Show your support by taking in a "GO PURPLE" hockey game in your community.

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.

Collecting Data

Children's Aid Societies in Ontario are collecting data to measure their performance in various areas of child welfare. This data assists us in our efforts to continuously improve the services we provide to children and families and increases accountability and transparency with regard to the work we do. Click here to look at our performance data at Highland Shores.