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Local Family and Children’s Services: 215 children will not be forgotten

The following is a message from Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) in regards to the remains of 215 children found at the former Kamloops Residential School: We must do better.  We are committed to learning and improving in everything we do. The discovery of the

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Tree of Hope campaign surpasses goal despite pandemic

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FCSFLA) were surprised by the outpouring of support for their Tree of Hope campaign this year. The 2020 Holiday Appeal has reached a hundred-year milestone despite the COVID-19 Pandemic. This campaign is Southeastern Ontario’s oldest holiday appeal, and, as of Wednesday,

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Toy Summit to offer ‘expert advice’ on gift choices for children

Gift giving is a rewarding and wonderful piece of the holidays. But sometimes choosing gifts can be a chore. The Tree of Hope is hosting a live Parent’s Toy Summit on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Join the experts from Toys R Us

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Messages of Hope needed for Tree of Hope 2020 campaign launch

The Tree of Hope – Southeastern Ontario’s oldest Holiday Appeal – is kicking off it’s 2020 campaign by asking people to share a message of Hope with the 800 kids it serves. Run by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, the Tree of Hope has been helping

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Family and Children’s Services announces new board chair

The Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) released a statement today, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, announcing Norma Jean Barrett, CD, JD, LLM as the new Chair of their Board of Directors. She replaces Dan Corbett who will become Chair Emeritus on the Board. Barrett is a

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No toys for Tree of Hope this year due to COVID-19

Southeastern Ontario’s oldest continuing holiday appeal won’t be collecting toys this year because of COVID-19. For more than one hundred years the Tree of Hope has been helping families serviced by the Children’s Aid Society. Hundreds of children have been supported each year through generous community donations. Because of COVID-19,

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Local Family and Children’s Services helping kids access summer camps

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the children served by the Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) were in danger of not getting the summer they deserve. FACSFLA, a Children’s Aid Society, has spent $25,000 on summer camps or alternatives for nearly 100 children. They

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Family and Children’s Services announces layoffs

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington announced on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 that it has implemented layoffs because of decreasing caseloads. The local Children’s Aid organization stressed that the layoffs are not due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and noted that seven members of staff have been

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Influx of donations at end of campaign ensures Tree of Hope surpasses fundraising target

The annual holiday fundraiser for Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has once again surpassed its target, allowing the campaign to help more than 725 area kids. The 2019 Tree of Hope campaign raised $60,000, the second-largest total in the campaign’s history of over 100 years. Just

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Tree of Hope campaign still short of 2019 goal

After reaching a record $70,000 raised last year, the 2019 Tree of Hope campaign is falling short, and there are just days left for the campaign to reach its $40,000 target. The campaign is run annually by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and is one of

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Family and Children’s Services awards more than $70k in bursaries

  Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has just awarded more bursaries than ever before, giving a jump-start to youth in care for post-secondary education. The local Children’s Aid Society awarded 14 youth more than $70,000 to go to college and university. All of the bursary money

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Youth Diversion receives $399,200 grant to expand initiative for at-risk youths

Representatives from a number of local agencies came together with excitement as MPP Ian Arthur announced a large grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) would be going towards the expansion of a local initiative aimed at aiding at-risk children and youths. The announcement took place on Friday, Mar. 29,

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