Family Supports in Ontario: Finding our Voice By Chanel Tsang May 22, 2019 After two years of advocacy efforts, including hours of writing, meetings and discussion with the Ministry of Education’s Early Years and Child Care Division, the Family Supports Institute Ontario (FSIO) is heartened that this Ministry team took our concerns about the state…

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The aftermath of gun violence has a devastating and life-long impact on those that are directly impacted. If you are in Toronto, Victim Support Services offers a number of different programs, many specifically designed for direct victims of violence. Gun violence can also deeply affect a whole community where it occurred—and in the aftermath, a community typically comes…

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This Saturday, April 14, FSIO will be presenting The Seven Essentials of Family Support at the Raising the Bar Conference in Toronto. Find out more about The Seven Essentials workshops and bringing them to your organization or area!

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As a way of celebrating, and providing the opportunity to learn from, the diversity of family support programs across Ontario, FSIO’s blog is showcasing a different family support program each month.  April’s blog post is written by Toni Travo, an FSIO board member who is the EarlyON Program Manager at Connections Early Years Family Centre…

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The sector of early years in the province is undergoing some major shifts.  With change comes excitement and some anxieties.  The unknown is a reality for many of our colleagues. This latest blog post is to create a space, a dialogue to learn what is happening in our own respective districts and to support each other…

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Family support practitioners and partners from across Ontario gathered on Thursday, November 30 to learn, celebrate, and advocate. The afternoon began with a chance to mingle with colleagues from across Ontario, including Windsor, Durham, Toronto, and Ottawa. FSIO Board Members Chanel Tsang and Priscilla Dutt then facilitated a group learning experience, “Fostering Enduring Connections with…

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#fsioagm2017 When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Simon’s-the-Apostle Church, 525 Bloor St. East, Toronto What: Network with family support professionals from across the province Hear updates from Shannon Fuller, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Education Consult to the Ministry of Education around the proposed Workforce Strategy Learn about FSIO’s…

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In Ontario’s Renewed Early Years and Child Care Framework (2017), the provincial government announced Ontario’s Early Years and Child Care Workforce Strategy as one of seven key areas of action. One goal of the Workforce Strategy is to better support professional learning for early years and child care professionals. FSIO wants to bring your recommendations about professional learning…

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