Jayden Polgrabia, a Niagara-on-the-Lake resident, receives the 2023 Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy award by the AFP's Golden Horseshoe Chapter. His dedication to community service and the Mountainview LemonAID Day fundraiser for FACS Niagara earned him this honor. Over 100 families joined, raising $100,000, funding 500 weeks of camp.
To celebrate the heartwarming impact of kindness during the holiday season, Tim Hortons is launching its first-ever national Holiday Smile Cookie campaign on Monday, Nov. 13, 2023, with FACS Niagara chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the campaign.
Niagara's Mountainview LemonAID Day raised $100,000, benefiting FACS Niagara and providing summer camp opportunities for 330 local children. Sponsored by Mountainview Building Group and Tim Hortons, the event featured 100 LemonAID stands.
Family and Children’s Services Niagara will host a Foster Parent Information Night next week for community members interested in fostering children and youth. Foster families are an essential part of the work FACS Niagara does throughout the community. They provide a safe, supportive environment to children and youth in care on a temporary basis, [...]
Adoption Awareness Month Recognizes Need for Permanency Every November, Adoption Awareness Month reminds us of the importance of permanency and the positive impact it can have on a child’s life. It’s a time to reflect on how beneficial adoption could be to a child or youth and celebrate families who have come together through adoption. [...]
On October 27, Dress Purple Day will bring awareness to the important role individuals and communities play in supporting vulnerable children, youth, and families. The provincial campaign, developed by Children’s Aid Societies, aims to demonstrate the ways that child welfare agencies are working with community members to ensure that children and youth receive the [...]
Foster Family Appreciation Week is celebrated each year during the third week of October. It recognizes the important work foster caregivers do within the community, and their compassion for children and youth in care.
The tragedy that took place in the James Smith Cree Nation and surrounding areas is overwhelming. We mourn alongside the community for this terrible loss of life. We wish those injured in the attacks a full and quick recovery and thank the first responders and healthcare workers for the care they provide. FACS Niagara stands [...]
July 13, 2022 – The inaugural Mountainview LemonAID Day had some sweet results for children in Niagara. The kids helping kids event raised more than $85,000 to provide kids in Niagara with the opportunity to make wonderful childhood memories through summer camp. Mountainview LemonAID Day took place on Sunday, June 12 across Niagara, with [...]
We all watch the events unfolding in Ukraine with a profound sense of shock and sadness. Our hearts are with the people of Ukraine as they defend their borders and seek shelter for their families. The destruction taking place is heartbreaking, particularly because we know that behind every image of bombed-out buildings are human victims. [...]