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2016 CHYM Tree of Hope

2016 CHYM Tree of Hope

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.

Thank you to all who donated to Holiday Support this year! We'll soon be working on the numbers to share with you, but we're out delivering gifts right now... Happy Holidays!

2016 CHYM Tree of Hope Radiothon

Thank you for tuning in to CHYM 96.7 on Thursday, December 1st from 6am - 6pm - it was a great success!  
Call-in, walk-up and online donations were happening until the last minutes of air-time, culminating in a total of $241,166.00.  

If you didn't get a chance to donate on the day of the Radiothon and you still wish to contribute, donations will be accepted online
until December 31.  Thank you for being part of a caring community where children and their families thrive.

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Colouring Contest Winners

5 Colouring Contest winners won $50 CF Shop! cards donated by CF Fairview Park mall

Watch as a Kin grandmother shares her experiences with Family & Children's Services.


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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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CHYM's PJ reflects on the Tree of Hope

The work that the men and women of Family and Children’s Services do every single day takes a level of commitment, dedication and empathy found in so few people. They are incredible human beings doing incredible work for the future of our community and the Tree of Hope Radiothon is a great way for the entire Region to show their support of the work that is being done. ~PJ


CHYM's Sandra reflects on the Tree of Hope

Last year was my first experience with CHYM tree of hope.Everyone told me to get ready to cry…and I told myself I wouldn’t.Well, that worked for a bit.

When you hear the stories, the struggles and the successes of the children who have been helped you can’t help but weep. Your heart will be heavy when you hear what some of these kids have been through. You’ll shake your head in disbelief. However, you’ll hear what the money raised helps to fund and how those programs have helped these children. And, that’s when your heart will explode with love and you’ll pick up the phone to help make a difference in the lives of children in Waterloo Region. ~Sandra

Adele Tara Cash

CHYM's Adele, Tara & Cash reflect on the Tree of Hope

It’s a great honour to share the stories of hope and success of Family & Children Services. I can’t even begin to imagine our community without their help. ~ Adele

The Tree of Hope is a gift to ALL of us. It fills my heart to know we are each a part of something much larger than we can fully anticipate. Giving hope during the holidays and beyond! ~ Tara

It’s amazing what can happen when good people come together for a great cause. The Tree Of Hope is a bright shining light of good. Family & Children’s Services is an amazing conduit for help and progress. Lives change. Together, we can make a difference. ~Cash