With funding from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), OACAS worked alongside an advisory committee of First Voice Advocates, 20+ community organizations and experts to create information resources, multimedia content, live workshops and events for children and youth of all ages and their caregivers. Areas of content focus on the Website include: Self-Care and Compassion, Harm Reduction, Culture and Identity, Mind and Body, Learning and Skill Building and Healthy Relationships.
Take5 is an interactive online space focused on reducing mental health risk and isolation for children and youth in care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Please share information about this resource widely with your children in care and Resource families. Access the website here www.take-5.org
On May 14, 2012, Children and Youth in Care Day was proclaimed by the government of Ontario to raise awareness about children and youth in the care of the province.
There are approximately 10,000 children and youth in care in Ontario. Each year 800–1,000 individuals exit the Ontario child welfare system. But they are not alone. On Children and youth in Care Day we want them to
know they have the support of their community. #ChildrenAndYouthInCareDay #CARE4CARE
Children and Youth in Care Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of current and former youth in care, as well as reduce stigma and celebrate their strength, bravery, and resilience in the face of adversity. Happy #ChildrenAndYouthInCareDay!
National Volunteer Week is coming up, April 18-24, a time to celebrate, recognize and thank volunteers – for their inspiring acts of kindness and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. The theme this year is “The value of one, the power of many”. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours and strangers. We recognize the value of caring and compassion that volunteers show, and we recognize the power of people and organizations working together.
Please visit the link below to view a short video of thanks, compiled by HN Network of Volunteer Administrators (NOVA), including Brenda!
Thank you Volunteers!