TRUTH & RECONCILIATION DAY EVENTS AND RESOURCES
Join us in recognizing National Truth & Reconciliation Day.
This Friday September 30, 2022 marks this second annual nation-wide observance.
Orange Shirt Day was born from the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC in May 2013. The date was chosen because it is the time of year when children were taken from their homes to residential schools. It is an opportunity for Indigenous Peoples, local governments, schools, and communities to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
We hope you will attend and be involved with local community events and on-line out of region offerings.
Make Holiday Wishes Come True.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone and we know that vulnerable families need our help more than ever. That is why we are continuing to run our Holiday Program with additional protocols in place to keep everyone safe and well. We thank you for considering helping those struggling in our community.
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.
Help Us Build Toy Mountain!
Each year CTV viewers come together and help make holiday wishes come true for children in need in our community! This year, if you would like to help with a financial donation, please click below to make a financial donation that can be used to provide new toys for kids.
Give the gift of holiday memories to a family in need.
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!
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.
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.