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


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women »

November 25th is designated as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This is a day when we can bring attention to this issue and do what we can to help put an end to it.


November 20th is National Child Day »

National Child Day, recognized on November 20th, reminds us that human rights are basic standards to which each of us is entitled. Children are no different.


Awards Recognize Important Contributions Made by Foster Parents & Volunteers »

During the month of October, Highland Shores held events to recognize the key role played by foster and kin parents as well as volunteers to the families and children served by the Society.


The Power of Permanent Connections »

November is Adoption Awareness Month in Ontario. Many older children, teens and sibling groups who are in the care of Highland Shores Children's Aid are still waiting to find permanent family connections.

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.