September 18th to 22nd is Kinship & Alternate Care Awareness Week. During this week, child welfare agencies celebrate the family and community members who support children and youth when they need it most. Family engagement, kinship networks, and lifelong connections for children and youth support their safety, well-being, and permanency. The involvement of kin early and throughout child welfare planning, prevents placement disruptions and increases positive outcomes for children, youth, and families.
For more information on what it means to be a kin caregiver, please contact Lorraine Quinn, Kinship Supervisor at (613) 962-9291, Extension 2372 or email@example.com