Wave of family violence comes with COVID-19, warns family and children's services - CBC News
With schools and many daycares closed, there are fewer people keeping an eye out for vulnerable children, says Karen Spencer, executive director, Family and Children's Services of the Waterloo Region (Rick Gibbs/CBC)
Children in the Pandemic: Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region providing support and care for children as part of Waterloo Region Pandemic Planning
Children rely on their parents to care for them and keep them safe. During a pandemic, this may be at risk: if parents are unable to look after their children because they are ill, the community will need to provide resources and supports.
Economic Supports - Federal and Provincial
This is a list of current resources available to families and children through the Federal and Provincial Governments.
Supports for Youth
Older Youth in care face a number of challenges even without a pandemic. They often worry about making the transition to living independently when they “age out” of care, and having ongoing supportive relationships with adults.
Protecting Human Rights During the Pandemic (based on an article by Jean Samuel of OACAS)
Waterloo Region is an increasingly diverse community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for
sensitivity and an awareness of human rights in our decisions and actions is greater than ever.