Help give Ontario families the support they need.

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Our mission

The Family Supports Institute Ontario exists to advance the well-being of families as seen through the lens of The Guiding Principles of Family Support.This will be accomplished using the tools of Innovative Research, Promotion of Family-Friendly Public Policy, Reciprocal Capacity Building, and Parent Engagement.

Our vision

We are seeking to dramatically improve the well being of Ontario families and their children so that no family is below the UN measurements of healthy families.

Our values

  • Support our staff, partners and peers and uphold the highest of ethical standards

  • Respect for the individual acting in a non-judgmental approach in all our actions

  • Work in accountable and transparent partnerships with community stakeholders and institute members

  • Utilize collaborative decision making processes with our partners

  • Commit to excellence

  • Join in the fun

How can I help?

Our members and partners offer an array of services and resources, here's a few:
Child development

Community outreach and development

Counseling and mediation

Drop-in programs

Early learning and care

Educational upgrading

Employment assistance

Family literacy

Food and nutrition support

Parent and caregiver support

Parent education

Peer contact and mutual support

Play and recreation

Promotion of health and safety

Referrals to other resources

Toy lending

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Family Supports Institute Ontario

489 College Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

P: 416-538-0628 Ext. 3

E: program.manager@fsio.ca

H: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM