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. [...]
November is Adoption Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge and celebrate the many families that have been brought together through adoption and the permanency that it creates within a child’s life. Adoption Awareness Month is an opportunity for FACS Niagara, and Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario, to create awareness about adoption and provide education on [...]
On Wednesday, October 27, FACS Niagara and Children’s Aid Societies across Ontario wore their best and brightest purple to raise awareness about the important role we all play in supporting vulnerable children and youth.
FACS Niagara to enhance mental health support with $20,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund
With a generous $20,000 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund, Family and Children’s Services (FACS) Niagara will be building its capacity to care for and support children and youth who have experienced trauma.
Fifty current and former youth in care are on their way to achieving their postsecondary dreams with assistance from FACS Niagara and the Foundation for Family and Children’s Services.