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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 2017-18 Left to Right: Christopher Pau, (Treasurer), Shelly Steffler, Cheryl Fish, Cathy Grondin (Chair), Tracy Grant (Secretary), Katharine Enns, Jennifer Paul-O'Donnell, Kate Underhill, Adam Crewdson.  Not Pictured: Keyah Burke, Geoff Gosse, Tonya Sheldon (Vice-Chair), Derrick Drouillard (Executive Director)

Board of Directors 2018-19
Chair                Tonya Sheldon
Vice-Chair       Jennifer Paul-O'Donnell
Secretary           Kate Underhill
Treasurer             Christopher Paul
Directors: Laura Anguish, Adam Crewdson, Katharine Enns, Cathy Grondin, Heather Sheridan

Staff Directory and Organzational Chart
Executive Director, Interim          Brian Flint
Director of Services, Interim        Shelley West
Manager, Finance and Administrative Service        Barry Westman
Director, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness         Tina Diamond
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 2017- 18 by downloading this PDF version.

Child Welfare in Ontario
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K37Aj5ZrCWM&feature=youtu.be