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OACAS Launches Campaign to Seek Foster Caregivers Amidst Provincial Shortage

June 14th, 2024|News|

Available Foster Homes in Ontario have Declined 33 Per Cent Since the Pandemic Niagara, Ont. – Amidst a steady decline in foster care placement availability, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) is releasing the ‘There to Care’ Campaign. With the need for foster caregivers now greater than ever, the initiative aims to underscore [...]

Developmental Services Waitlist Class Action

June 6th, 2024|News|

Were You Eligible and Assessed for Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (formerly Ministry of Community and Social Services)-Funded Adult Developmental Services and Supports and Funding and Placed on a Service Registry between July 1, 2011 and December 14, 2018? A lawsuit may affect you. Please visit the following link for details: https://kmlaw.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/Leroux_Short_Form_Notice_Final.pdf For [...]

Creating Lifelong Connections: FACS Niagara Educates the Public on Openness in Adoption

December 4th, 2023|News|

During the month of November, FACS Niagara honoured Adoption Awareness Month as a time that reminded us of the importance of permanency and openness, and the positive impact that this has on children and youth in our community.

Niagara Local Recognized With Top Youth Philanthropy Award

November 13th, 2023|News|

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.

Tim Hortons Inaugural Holiday Smile Cookie Campaign Partners with FACS Niagara as a Beneficiary

November 9th, 2023|News|

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.

Community Raises $100,000 for Kids Served by FACS Niagara During Mountainview LemonAID Day

August 3rd, 2023|News|

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.

Information Night to Provide Community Education on Fostering with FACS Niagara

March 22nd, 2023|News|

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

November 9th, 2022|News|

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. [...]

Dress Purple Day Highlights Support for Children, Youth and Families

October 24th, 2022|News|

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 [...]

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