October’s child abuse prevention campaign
Join us for the following events and help us Break the Silence on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Child and Youth Dinner of the Arts Finale event on October 29th at Au Vieux Duluth from 11am to 8:30pm:
- Choose 1 of 3 meals and eat free – simply leave a donation before leaving
- Community Kids/youth will serve and entertain guests while they dine
- Register kids/youth for the open mic (singing, instruments playing, stand up comedy) and/or to serve guests.
- All proceeds go to sending community kids/youth to camp
- All participating kids/youth can win prizes – opportunity to win a membership to sport/activity like baseball, dance, music lessons etc…
- All those who attend the event can win prizes – Diamond bling from Pommiers
Break the Silence T-shirts can be ordered from CAS or purchased at Baxtrom’s YIG for only 10$. We have both adult and youth sizes in both French and English.
Break the Silence, Use Your Voice
United against Child Abuse
See it, Hear it, Report it!
National Foster Family Week
From October 19 - 25, 2014, OACAS and Children’s Aid Societies recognize the vital contributions that foster families make to the lives of children and youth in care.
When children cannot remain at home due to safety concerns, the preferred option is to place the child with their immediate or extended family or a member of the community. If that is not possible, foster care may be the best alternative.
Foster parents provide a temporary home for children in care. Children may need foster care for just a few days, a week, several months or possibly years. Foster parents provide stability to children during an immensely difficult time in their life and a caring home that encourages growth and development.
Have questions about the fostering process? Learn more by contacting us at 613-933-2292 or by visiting our website www.cassdg.ca
Planning for your Future
For generations, the high school diploma was adequate to allow you to obtain a steady job and a chance to launch a career. Nowadays however, a high school diploma is no longer enough.
What are my options? There are many options for post-secondary education and training that can lead to a successful and rewarding career that is right for you.
University - offers undergraduate programs leading to a bachelor degree, graduate programs leading to masters and doctorate degrees, and continuing education programs and certificates. If the university track is for you, most undergraduate programs will take three to four years to complete and typically entail lecture-style format and labs for hands-on learning. Field placements are also available in some programs to provide work experience prior to graduation.
College - offers skilled training diploma programs in a wide variety of fields. A college diploma usually takes one to two years to complete. College programs typically are more of a blend of lecture format and hands-on training. Some programs offer co-op placement or are linked to the apprenticeship program.
Apprenticeship - is a form of post-secondary education for individuals who want to be certified to work in a skilled trade. It is an agreement between an individual and employer where the individual agrees to work, often for a set rate of pay, in turn for supervision, technical training, and on-the-job experience. An apprenticeship program can take two to four years to complete through a combination of theoretical and hands-on-learning, both class/online (15%) and on-the-job (85%).
Distance Education - most Canadian academic institutions have made online learning easy and accessible. If you want a degree or diploma from a school that happens to be of distance, you may wish to consider online learning.
Regardless of which educational path you choose, always remember that your dedication to post-secondary education now is an investment in your future!
For additional information on applying for college or university, as well as scholarships, awards and financial aid, please visit the sites listed below.
Applying for college/university
Scholarship, Awards and Financial Aid
Making sure children are safe has been the Society’s top priority for many years. Historically, keeping children safe often meant removing them from their homes without any consideration for maintaining their family connections. However, in recent decades, the Society’s practice has become increasingly responsive to children’s additional needs for stability, love, and strong bonds with family, community members and friends.