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Pembroke´s Ontario Early Years Center opens registrations for preschool program

April 19, 2017

Many families that are currently enrolling their children for their first formal school experience could benefit from the Ontario Early Years Centre Playful Preschool Program. The free program provides a positive learning experience and prepares children for a great start in Kindergarten.  It is for children who are entering school for the first time in… Continue reading Pembroke´s Ontario Early Years Center opens registrations for preschool program

Arijana’s Message

January 1, 2017

2016 was quite the year on many fronts and the next will inevitably be a period of significant and transformative change. As our Minister has recently stated in the Legislature, “child welfare is in for drastic changes, buckle up.”, and I believe that is true not only for child welfare, as we are experiencing major… Continue reading Arijana’s Message

Arijana’s Message

December 23, 2015

I would like to wish you, your families and loved ones a very special holiday season filled with love, peace and joy. Another year draws to a close and over the past twelve months we have worked diligently to affect positive change with children, adults and families we serve. We celebrated the moments of excellence,… Continue reading Arijana’s Message

Foster Parent Appreciation Night

December 23, 2015

On Friday, September 25, 2015, our annual Foster Parents and Friends Appreciation Night was held at the Cobden Agricultural Hall. Our theme for the evening was a “Luau Party” and everyone enjoyed the Ho`olaule`a (Celebration). Many of our Resource parents showed off their favourite Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. Dreams Catering and entertainment from Landry… Continue reading Foster Parent Appreciation Night

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

December 23, 2015

Child Abuse Prevention Awareness month has wrapped up and several events were held throughout the month of October. To bring awareness to the community, booths were set up in Petawawa, Arnprior, Deep River, Renfrew and Pembroke and were staffed by foster parents and staff. Schools were invited to participate in Purple Day on October 16,… Continue reading Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Kin Finding at FCS Renfrew County

December 23, 2015

By Lori Giroux, Kinship Services Worker and Bobby Keefe, Kin Finder We had the privilege of attending Kin Finding Boot Camp in Kitchener September 28th – October 1st, 2015. The training was put on by Kevin Campbell, an internationally known youth permanency expert and the founder of the Center for Family Finding and Youth Connectedness. Kevin’s work in… Continue reading Kin Finding at FCS Renfrew County

Adoption Awareness Month

December 23, 2015

In recognition of Adoption Awareness Month in November, Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County (FCSRC) is raising awareness that all children and youth need and deserve a family to love and nurture them always. When parents or caregivers are unable to provide a safe living environment for their children, FCSRC makes every effort to… Continue reading Adoption Awareness Month

Message from the Foster Parents Association

December 23, 2015

By Sheila MacCready, President, FPA It’s been a very busy time for resource parents. The children have returned to school and activities have begun. With October being the month to highlight Child Abuse Prevention awareness the Purple Ribbon Campaign was in full swing. Resource parents collaborated with workers at many of the various locations. It… Continue reading Message from the Foster Parents Association

Pembroke Christmas Parade

December 23, 2015

On Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., the 2015 Annual City of Pembroke Santa Claus Parade of Lights was held. The parade began at Moncion Metro’s back parking lot and proceeded through downtown, finishing at L’Equinoxe Public School. The theme this year was A Disney Christmas, and  thousands of spectators lined the route to… Continue reading Pembroke Christmas Parade

Annual Toy Donation from Renfrew County Real Estate Board

December 23, 2015

The Renfrew County Real Estate Board has continued its annual tradition of donating teddy bears and stuffed animals to Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County. The stuffed toys will be part of Christmas boxes who will be given to the children and youth in the care of FCS. Taking part in the donation was… Continue reading Annual Toy Donation from Renfrew County Real Estate Board