Family and Children's Services
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2015 KFL&A Family Advocacy Award winner announced

Published by John Suart on Feb 10, 2015
Family Day award
Maribeth Scott awarded honour by Family and Children’s Services  

Family and Children’s Services or Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has announced this year’s winner of the annual Family Advocacy Award – Maribeth Scott. 

The award, held every year to celebrate Family Day, recognizes an individual, group or organization for their contribution making the lives of families in KFL&A better. Scott is the Early Years/Youth Program Manager at Northern Frontenac Community Services in Sharbot Lake. She was chosen out of a field of more than 21 nominees because of her work in the community.

“We received many worthy nominates from across the community,” said Steve Woodman, Executive Director of Family and Children’s Services or Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. “Maribeth Scott was selected because of her outstanding service to families in Northern Frontenac and her commitment to working together with other agencies to help families in need, including our agency.”

Scott’s colleagues praised her for her role as an educator, helping families deal with the impact of divorce and separation on children, positive parenting and more. She is noted as one of the most knowledgeable people about family services in Northern Frontenac and one who shares her expertise with her colleagues across many agencies. She is always willing to go an extra mile for the families she serves. 

“I can think of no one who better fits the spirit of this award than Maribeth. On behalf of our entire agency and the community, we thank Maribeth and her colleagues at Northern Frontenac Community Services for the work they do. It is very much appreciated.” said Woodman. 

“This award comes as a great surprise and represents the dedication of the many team players at Northern Frontenac Community Services who support families with young children to succeed,” said Scott.

The runner-up in this year’s awards was the staff group at the Macdonald-Cartier provincial building in downtown Kingston for their long-running toy drive to help kids at Christmas. Last year, the Award was given to the Newburgh Community Christmas Concert for their work in helping children at Christmas.