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Family & Children's Services Elgin

We are one of the 47 Children’s Aid Society in Ontario providing protection services under the Child and Family Services Act.  We are funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services and governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors.   We provide prevention services, protection services and supports to children, youth and families in Elgin County in collaboration with our community partners.  Our services are varied and depend on the needs of the children, youth and families. We work closely together with families, other community partners and First Nations to provide children and youth with safe, nurturing environments.

Our VISION: All children and youth are safe and have increased well-being.

Our MISSION: We protect children and youth from abuse and neglect by ensuring their safety in a permanent and nurturing environment in partnership with families and the community.

Our VALUES: Child and Youth Centred, Family Focused, Safety , Excellence , Partnerships , Permanence, Diversity and Anti-Oppression

*Click here to see some of our historical milestones*

We are comprised of both front-line and behind-the-scene people, working in our offices and in the community.

Board of Directors 2016-17
Our Board of Directors meets as a whole several times throughout the year.  The Board meetings for 2017-18 are; September14, November 1, January 10, March 7, April 11, May 2, June 6 and June 14 AGM (tentative) 

Left to Right: Geoff Gosse, Cheryl Fish, Jennifer Paul O'Donnell (Past President), Katharine Enns, Cathy Grondin (President), Tonya Sheldon (Treasurer), Tracy Grant (Secretary), Derrick Drouillard (Executive Director), Dan Weagant (Vice President), Kate Underhill, Sylvia Thomas,  Not Pictured: Adam Crewdson, Christopher Paul
President                Cathy Grondin
Past-President       Jennifer Paul-O'Donnell
Vice-President       Dan Weagant
Secretary                Tracy Grant
Treasurer               Tonya Sheldon
Directors: Adam Crewdson, Katharine Enns, Cheryl Fish, Geoff Gosse, Christopher Paul, Sylvia Thomas, Kate Underhill

Staff Directory and Organzational Chart
Executive Director          Derrick Drouillard
Director of Services        Brian Flint
Manager, Finance & Admin Service        Barry Westman
Manager, Human Resources         Donna King
Manager, Administrative Support Services / Executive Assistant          Neil Hubert

Charitable Donation Number
FACS-Elgin is happy to accept donations from the community to help assist us in our goals.
Our charitable donation number is 12990 6335 RR0001.

Annual Report
You can view our Annual Report for 2016-17 by downloading this PDF version.

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