It’s Kinship Week, a time to celebrate kinship families and their positive impact on the welfare of children in our community. Thank you to the 133 kin homes that were associated with our agency in 2016-2017! You are making a real difference in the lives of the children you care for!
Kinship families assume primary responsibility for raising and caring for a child that needs to leave its family for safety reasons, and can include relatives, community members, or other people who are already known to a child.
Statistics show that outcomes for children living in kin families are stronger than for those who are in foster care . This is why we explore kinship as a preferred option for children in need of care, whenever possible.
Find out more about kinship and Kinship Week through the website of the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies by clicking here.