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 past two years have been busy! We’ve worked with directly with families, partnered with the province, published newsletters, hosted workshops, and renewed our own vision.

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FSIO jointly organized an opportunity for staff in PFLCs and standalone programs to consult to the province.

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FSIO offered reflective comments to inform the development of Ontario’s renewed early years and child care policy framework.

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FSIO’s Annual General Meeting is always a welcome opportunity to bring together staff working in family support programs across Ontario. The 2016 AGM also included the opportunity for FSIO members and supporters to hear from Honourable Indira Naidoo-Harris, (then Associate Minister of Education, Child Care and Early Years; currently, Minister Responsible for Early Years and…

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