Mental Health – Bell Let’s Talk Day

The 2023 Bell Let’s Talk awareness campaign – Let’s change this – highlights the mental health crisis Canadians are facing in very real and personal ways and issues a collective call to action and change.

 

We encourage everyone to be a part of the change by taking one or more actions

#AdjustingTheSpotlight #BellLetsTalk

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2023

 

Celebrate Black History Month with us.

We welcome the opportunity to recognize and celebrate BHM by sharing a list of community-based Black History Month events. We encourage you to participate, get involved, and share any other events you are aware of so we can include them on the list.

Want to help provide gifts, toys and food to a child, youth or family in need but don’t want to do the shopping?

Make a financial donation to help fulfill sponsorships and provide needed items.

Interested in Fostering?

Visit www.fosterconnexions.ca to learn more and connect with us.

Foster caregivers are regular people supporting local children, youth, families and their community.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS!

 

April 24-30, 2022 is National Volunteer Week and this is the occasion to celebrate all our volunteers!

We don’t always see our volunteers in action but they are definitely out there helping the children, youth and families that our agency serves. From transporting children/youths to where they need to go, assisting with their homework, lending a listening ear, helping a family to get their house in order or providing resources for youth. Our volunteers are there to help!

During these challenging times, we believe it is more important than ever to recognize and appreciate the vital work of our volunteers.

Do you want to learn more about volunteering with us? Click on the link below.

WE ARE OPEN!

 

Since April 1st, 2022 our offices reopened to the public. You will not need an appointment.

 

You can still book an appointment. Please call your worker or 1-800-461-4236.

We will arrange for a meeting at the office or at your home. 

You can report a concern or access any of our services anytime by calling 1-800-461-4236.

For non-urgent child protection concerns use our Report A Concern form. If you have other non-urgent questions please email us.

Infection Prevention

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to listen to health experts and take direction from Public Health to protect our employees, as well as the children, youth, families and community members that we work with.

Please note that our offices in Barrie, Bracebridge, Collingwood, Huntsville, Midland and Orillia are open to the public BY APPOINTMENT. Urgent supports are also provided in each of our branches.

We continue to provide essential services to the community. If any member of the public or professional have a concern about the safety and/or well-being of a child or youth under 18, they should immediately contact us.

Open Your Heart and Your Home to a Child

Fostering gives children the benefit of ordinary family life until it’s time for them to return home, move to another family member’s home, move on to a new permanent family or remain connected with at least one committed adult in their life.  Foster parents provide daily care and support.  They work with staff, teachers, community partners and families.  Foster care is a full-time commitment of nurturing, advocacy and love.

To Learn more about Fostering visit our Foster Page.

 

 

“It’s easier to build strong children than repair broken adults.”

– Frederick Douglass

Watch our story unfold

The creation of our new visual identity was an important step for our amalgamated agency 5 years ago. Our bilingual name, symbol, and colours were chosen to embrace our work in child welfare and children’s mental health. Social, family, cultural, and health connexions are all a part of the safety and well-being of children and families – the purpose of our work.

Our Purpose

To work together with families, community partners and colleagues to enhance the safety and wellbeing of children, youth and families.