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Kid in park

Summer camp? You bet

Published on Jul 21, 2021

Painting, gymnastics, shooting a hockey puck and canoeing – does this sound like summertime fun or what?! It sure does to our kids. Close to 90 children are having a ball this summer thanks to members of our generous community. Funds from our donors almost completely support this initiative.

Fresh vegetables

Fresh food stands are a hit

Published on Jul 19, 2021

Have you heard all the buzz about street fridges stuffed full of free fresh food? (Ottawa recently launched its first outdoor community fridge) Well, thanks to a popular local organization, a similar creative idea has been operating in Kingston for more than a decade. Loving Spoonful runs fresh food stands across the Kingston area by securing donations from local farmers, backyard gardeners, community gardens, and some local businesses.

NEW: Kewaywin Circle releases its inaugural report

Published on Jun 16, 2021

As the Kewaywin Circle continues to grow and expand its reach within our agency and the broader community, this 2019-2020 inaugural bi-annual report captures the extensive work by the Circle’s members and FACSFLA. The Kewaywin Circle provides recommendations from Indigenous-identified perspectives to ensure FACSFLA honours an Indigenous worldview in the work the agency does with Indigenous children, youth, and families in FACSFLA’s jurisdiction.

Every child matters

215 children will not be forgotten

Published on Jun 9, 2021

We must do better. We are committed to learning and improving in everything we do. The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops Residential School, near the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, is a painful reminder of the profound intergenerational trauma caused by colonization through systems like residential schools, our justice system, health care and child welfare. This legacy is not something that lives in the past. Anti-indigenous racism continues to impact the First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNIM) communities today.

Working together to fight Islamophobia

Published on Jun 9, 2021

A message from our Executive Director; With great sorrow, we learned of the hate motivated murder of a Muslim family in London, Ontario. It is difficult to comprehend how anyone can be filled with such hate and fear to target a family solely based on their faith. This violent act of Islamophobia makes us question, cry and fill us with our own anger.

May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day

Published on May 10, 2021

This important day, proclaimed provincially in the Children and Youth in Care Day Act, 2012, is an opportunity to recognize the enormous contributions that current and former youth in care make to the province, as well as the strength, bravery, and resilience shown by these children and youth in the face of adversity.

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Agency profile

Published on May 6, 2021

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National Volunteer Week (April 18-24)

Published on Apr 21, 2021

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Summer Camp Program Cancelled

Published on May 28, 2020

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Appointment of Executive Director

Published on May 26, 2020

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