NATIONAL INDIGENOUS HISTORY MONTH

 

Join us in celebrating Indigenous people and communities

June is National Indigenous History Month. It’s a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada and recognize the strength and resilience of these communities. It is a time for all Canadians to reflect on the unique histories, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strengths of our First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Peoples – because only by understanding our past can we hope to create a brighter future.

National Indigenous History Month invites Indigenous Peoples to celebrate their history in the spirit of pride and preservation. For non-Indigenous Canadians, it is an opportunity to learn and show recognition of the role Indigenous Peoples have played and continue to play in shaping Canada.

We hope you will join us in celebrating National Indigenous History Month today and every day.

PRIDE MONTH 2022

 

Happy PRIDE Month 2022!

Pride is a celebration, an occasion for all communities to come together. No matter who you love or how you identify, you will be seen, valued, equal, and proud.

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is proud to show its support to all the communities and celebrate Pride Month alongside them. Our goal is to support an environment free of any discrimination, inequality or harassment and celebrate each and every single person as they are. 

 Below is an exhaustive list of some of the event and celebrations across Simcoe, Muskoka and other close areas.

We hope you will join us in celebrating Pride Month today and every day.

DONATE TO OUR SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM!

 

Our summer camp program is in full swing! helps us send as many children to camp as possible.

 

Learn more here and donate today!

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.

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.

WE ARE OPEN!

 

Starting April 1st, 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.