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Helping Families

We believe the best way to help families care safely for children is by planning together with families and their supports at the earliest stage possible. LEARN MORE

Our Mission

Building relationships with families and communities for the well-being and safety of children and youth.

Our Vision

A caring community where children and their families thrive.

Be Part of Something Special

Foster families provide care for children who can’t live safely with their own parents or other kin.Becoming a foster family is a rewarding experience. Be a part of something special! LEARN MORE

Welcome to Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region

As one of 47 Children’s Aid Societies in Ontario, it is our role to respond and work together with families, their supports and our communities to prevent harm to children and to protect and care for children who have been abused or neglected.

Help today for a better tomorrow.

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#FACSbackpackproject

Send local kids back to school with the tools they need! Donate today.
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Ontario Child Welfare Service Performance Indicators (FACS Waterloo)

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Help Children and Families in Our Community

The Family & Children’s Services Foundation relies on the generous support of individuals and businesses in our community to provide innovative programs and supports to help children and their families heal, learn and grow.

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Hotshots

Activa Hots Shots Tournament raises money for kids to attend summer camp!

We are so pleased to announce that $48,755 was raised on May 28, 2016 at our Activa Hot Shots Street Hockey Tournament. This provides enough funding for 195 children in need to attend summer camp! THANK YOU to the 350 players, their supporters, and the 70 volunteers who came out to have fun and help children in our community. SPECIAL THANKS to Activa and all of our sponsors and donors who supported this event. We are proud to be part of of such a caring community!

Alicia

“Don’t underestimate us. We are more capable than we look. We are more resilient than we seem. We have a lot of fight in us and we never cease to amaze.”

A local youth in foster care has a lot to celebrate!

On May 14th each year, youth in foster care are celebrated across the province of Ontario for their strength and resilience as well as their contributions for positive change to the system that protects and cares for them.

One such local youth is 21 year-old Alicia. Read her full story here.

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Meet Natalie

For children that have grown up in foster care, the thought of going to university or college can seem out of reach. Thanks to generous donations, Natalie will graduate from university. "Without you and your donation to the scholarship fund, I wouldn't be doing this at all." You can help make a child in care's dream of a better life a reality by financially supporting a Family and Children's Services Foundation Scholarship.