Interview with ED Sonia Dennis
70 children are being fostered outside Waterloo region, organizers say more local homes needed Family and Children Services relies on outside paid resources to foster children outside region
Foster Parent Information Sessions
Please join us in February as we host two separate opportunities
Black History Month Event Feb 4th 2024
The CCAWR and its partners invite you to a 1-day in-person event to launch Black History Month in the Region of Waterloo.
Dress Purple Day October 27th 2023Next Friday, October 27th is Dress Purple Day and we would love your participation!
Child Welfare Performance Indicator Infographics for 2022
Children`s Aid Societies in Ontario are committed to using data to continuously improve the services provided to children and families.
National Foster Family Appreciation Week October 16 – 20, 2023
Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region thanks foster caregivers for the important role they play in the lives of children, youth, and families in our community.
A Joint Statement from our Agency and Board of Directors
Waterloo Region is a diverse community and home to people from all different cultures, religions, and ethnic groups. At Family and Children’s Services we acknowledge the devasting impact of the war...
August 1st marks the day when the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 became law across the British Empire, including Canada, in 1834.
Announcement: Tragic loss of Donnamarie Dunk, Executive Director, Bridges to Belonging
We are deeply saddened to share the tragic news about the sudden loss of Donnamarie Dunk, Executive Director,Bridges to Belonging on July 20, 2023, Thursday.
University of Waterloo Tragic Event
Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region addresses with grave concern the recent hate crime perpetrated at the University of Waterloo.
NPAAMB Indigenous Youth Employment and Training
May 30th from 1pm - 7pm.
Oxford County Pride launches human rights complaint after Norwich, Ont bans interest group flags.
We at Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region (FACS Waterloo) are deeply troubled by the recent decision made by the Norwich Township Council to ban interest group flags, including Pride flags, on its property, and the refusal to recognize June as Pride month. We stand in solidarity with Oxford County Pride and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, who have been unfairly targeted by this decision.
Family Friendly Event and Integrated Artistic Production Course Info - March 6th 2023
Join us for our Family Friendly event, where we have food, music, art, and a lot more. Parental supervision is required.” Presented by The Family Centre.
OVOV presents PowerUp 2023!
PowerUp! 2023 is excited to welcome Black-identifying children/youth who are in care or actively involved with an Indigenous wellbeing or child welfare agency from across the province for an empowering and uplifting day of connection with peers and culture and identity in a fun, safe affirming way.
FACS 2022 Kwanzaa Celebration
Family and Children's Services will be celebrating Kwanzaa on December 14, 2022, at 5:30 pm. Please join the celebration by registering.
Rent to Reflect Community Information Session Nov 30th
Hundreds of ACB (African, Caribbean, Black identifying) families are waiting for homes! Local landlords, property managers, and individuals with in-house flats, apartments, and homes for rent are invited to a Community Information Session on Wednesday November 30th...
Rainbow Family Storytime - Waterloo Public Library (wpl.ca)
Join performer TroyBoy for a Rainbow Family Storytime where he will read some queer oriented children's books with a little twirl!
Indigenous-based mural unveiled in Kitchener’s Victoria Park
Ontario Trillium Foundation supports the Indigenous & Pride Group with a collaborative art project
A Flag's Powerful Message to Canadians on Truth and Reconciliation Day
With this flag, residential school Survivors have created a powerful message for all Canadians...
National Day of Truth and Reconciliation Article and Music Video
"You are who your ancestors prayed for" by Tammie Laundrie with music video below by Logan Staats.
Need to know more about Orange Shirt Day this Friday?
The Region of Waterloo has shared an informative list of resources.
Mass shooting in Buffalo
Our thoughts are with our colleagues and families of our Black community.
Our Place Reflection
With a deep sense of sadness and loss, I acknowledge that Our Place is ending its operations within the Waterloo Region...
Family and Children’s Services of Waterloo Region is currently recruiting for volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors
We are seeking a Board composition that reflects the cultural diversity of our community and represents the populations we serve.
Pope Francis apologizes to Indigenous delegates for 'deplorable' abuses at residential schools
Pope Francis has apologized for the conduct of some members of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada's residential school system, following a week of talks with First Nations, Inuit and Métis delegations.
March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Racism, and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies and each one of us has a responsibility to stand up against all forms of discrimination.
Resilience Project Systems Navigator Press Release
Systems Navigator Initiative launches to address over-representation and barriers in child welfare services
Black History Month
You may have noticed that we have not posted about Black History Month, until now.
Your Health Care Options
Health care options in your community. Content with links are in the PDF.
Tree of Hope Campaign 2021
Every year, donor support of the Tree of Hope Campaign raises the much-needed funds to provide meaningful, ongoing support to children and families throughout the year!
Introduction to KWANZAA
FACS Waterloo Celebrates KWANZAA
Gifts of Hope Catalogue
Our online catalogue offers you the opportunity to explore the wide variety of ways that your gift to Family & Children's Services Foundation can support children and families and provide programs and services that build resilience and prevent child maltreatment.