News & Updates

Virtual Family Fun At Home

If you are self-isolating with the kids at home and looking for something to do, consider the following virtual activities to keep everyone occupied and having fun. During play, be sure to maximize your browser window on the largest monitor you have. Storytime Online: This YouTube channel has oodles of great
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COVID-19: Funding for families

Ontario Social Services Minister Todd Smith announced on March 23 that funding is available for families who are struggling financially but are unable to access federal support programs.

Anyone can apply through the province’s website at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-children-community-and-social-services

Funding is also being made available to:

  • Shelters
  • Food banks
  • Emergency services
  • Charities and non-profits

Click here for related information on the Government of Ontario News Room.

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What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break:

If you are scratching your head about what to do with kids at home on Coronavirus break, consider the following:

  • Have a schedule and a daily routine
  • Cook a meal together or bake cookies
  • Physical activities: go hiking, play balls in the park
  • Play a board game
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Message from the Executive Director

The well-being and safety of children and youth is our primary focus. Together with our community, we strive to protect children and youth and strengthen families.

Currently, the way in which we deliver essential child welfare services has been impacted by COVID-19. The health and well-being of our community, staff, caregivers, families and children and youth in our care are our primary concern. We continue to closely follow recommendations from public health officials, which include…

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Coronavirus: What to tell your kids?

Do your kids have questions about COVID-19? Of course they do. A number of experts were asked what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus. Here’s a kids-friendly storybook  to inform your children about COVID-19.

At Brant Family and Children’s Services we are taking the necessary precautionary measures as advised by Health Canada and the Brant County Health Unit (our local lead agency) to help prevent the spread of the virus. We will keep you informed of any changes in our services.

– From your staff at Brant Family and Children’s Services

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