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Our Vision

A caring community where children and their families thrive.

Our Mission

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

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

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

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.

Did you know that many families in our community can't afford school supplies for their children?
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#FACSbackpackproject

Send local kids back to school with the tools they need! Donate today.

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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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.