Kinship Week is an opportunity to build awareness about the value of kinship care for children and youth. Kinship is a living arrangement in which a child that needs to leave its family for safety reasons lives with someone who is known to the family – relatives, friends, neighbours, teachers, etc. In Ontario, approximately 25% of children and youth needing out-of-home placements are living with kin. This percentage is growing every year.
It’s also an opportunity for us to thank the roughly 150 kin families we work with who are providing care and nurturance for children and youth while the issues that have brought their families to our attention are resolved. Your love and commitment is truly amazing, and we are truly grateful!
Please visit this link on our website to learn more about Kinship.