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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Ontario’s first Ministry for the Status of Women is seeking feedback from individuals and organizations to shape its strategy for the economic empowerment of women. The Ministry, which aims to advance gender equality in Ontario, has published an engagement paper, Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Call to Action for Ontario. Acknowledging that women’s rights have advanced…

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The Region of Peel invited front-line staff working in family support programs in Peel to attend face-to-face consultation sessions in preparation for the consolidation of the current Child and Family Programs.

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On June 12, 2017, the Federal government signed the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework with all of the provinces, excluding Quebec. Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos announced Monday, “I am very proud that we have now arrived to a successful agreement to help Canadian children and families have access to affordable, high-quality, flexible and fully inclusive…

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FSIO has submitted a letter to the province in response to its 2017 budget. The budget is being touted for its investment in the early years.

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