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Family Connexions Announces New Executive Director

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2018, Geraldine Dooley-Phillips officially became its new Executive Director, assuming the executive leadership role of the organization following Susan Carmichael’s official...

Human Trafficking a Growing Concern in Simcoe County and Muskoka

After a local man has been charged with a slue of human trafficking and sexual exploitation related charges recently, there is growing knowledge that this type of crime is not isolated in big cities. In fact, it is known that the traffickers tend to move victims...

Ontario urged to track foster kids after they leave care – Toronto Star

New report urges Ontario to study youth over time after they leave the care of children’s aid, to track problems they face and suggest ways to improve the system. Read the full news story from the Toronto Star here:...

Report Finds Dramatic Outcomes for Youth Who Age-Out of Care

Today, a special report detailing consistently bleak outcomes for youth who have aged-out of care across multiple jurisdictions was released by Jane Kovarikova, PhD candidate at Western University and a former youth-in-care. Jane is also a board member of Simcoe...

#Foster40 Campaign Aiming to Keep Kids #CloseToHome

Our foster recruitment campaign #Foster40 has gained attention in provincial and local media. We wanted to get the word out about our need for foster homes in our region and keeping kids #CloseToHome, so we began telling the story locally. Read our Press Release to...

Media and News

For Media or Communications Inquiries:

Melanie McLearon, HBA
Director of Communications
melanie.mclearon@familyconnexions.ca
705.726.6587 x 2214

Family Connexions Announces New Executive Director

Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions (SMFC) is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2018, Geraldine Dooley-Phillips officially became its new Executive Director, assuming the executive leadership role of the organization following Susan Carmichael’s official...

#Foster40 Campaign Aiming to Keep Kids #CloseToHome

Our foster recruitment campaign #Foster40 has gained attention in provincial and local media. We wanted to get the word out about our need for foster homes in our region and keeping kids #CloseToHome, so we began telling the story locally. Read our Press Release to...