Hamilton-Halton, ON Chapter

Get in touch with our Hamilton-Halton team by: 

Safe Families Canada | Hamilton-Halton
22 Victoria Street, Dundas ON     L9H 2B8
Phone: 289-700-2047


Safe Families Canada | Hamilton-Halton
Chapter Director – Natalie Vanderlaan

Natalie is a wife and mom to three children and fosters through the Hamilton Children’s Aid Society. When she first heard of Safe Families Canada, she felt a strong tug on her heart to be involved, knowing personally of birth parents who maybe would not have been separated from their children had they had some support. Moving from the Steering Committee, to Assistant Director and now Chapter Director, her hands and heart are open to how God will lead. She is passionate about this ministry and seeing families safe and strong together. She has seen the Circle of Support model in action over and over, and loves how beautiful it is when each member is using their gifts and capacities to support and strengthen a family unit.

We are always in need of more volunteers, so please connect with me today if you, too, feel that tug on your heart!

Family Placement Coordinator – Heather Vanderkruk
Heather takes joy in her calling to serve the community, and particularly, families in crisis through friendship, prayer and practical support. She believes this role is a gift which offers hope and help to people who just need a little tangible and caring assistance. Heather’s experience as a volunteer, friend and coach for Safe Families, before joining the staff, gives her a thorough understanding and deep appreciation of the many frontlines of the ministry. She is honoured to support the volunteers as well. In addition to her four children, Heather supported a homeless shelter for pregnant women and was a foster parent for ten years. She embraced the children’s biological mothers and families and has always believed, acted on, and shared Safe Families mission statement: “Children safe, families together.”
Heather is also our Safe Families Plus Coordinator, and has the privilege of matching volunteers who desire to walk alongside youth aging out of foster care. Heather loves to witness the power of a life transformed by offering friendship to young adults who might not otherwise experience practical support, the blessing of family, and, ultimately, the love of God. Consider this important and fulfilling role today by contacting Heather for more information.

Leadership Council:

Kyle Beishuizen         Cathie Lemmond          Jason Datema
Keith Knight               Hildy Sloots


Make a Referral


We need you, Hamilton/Halton church members. You can check out the website, social media, the brochures included here, past issues of the newsletters, or contact us for more information about our chapter.  We’d love to connect with you. There is a place for you!

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Info Sessions and Training

Online Training Available!

Please email hamiltonhalton@safefamilies.ca


Ti Cats Volunteer Opportunity

This fun volunteer opportunity brings in a lot of financial support for our chapter of Safe Families. Every volunteer will tell you it’s worth your time as they enjoy serving in the Tim Horton’s stadium, and knowing the proceeds from a community event are supporting families within our community is a huge bonus! Email sfhhevents@gmail.com to get started!