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Family and Children’s Services to release Day in the Life project on social media Sept. 29

Published by John Suart on Sep 20, 2016
Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is inviting the public to go behind the scenes of their Children’s Aid Society with a Day in the Life project on Facebook and Twitter starting Sept. 29. The project will tell the story of what happens in a typical day at the Agency, and will coincide with the release of the Agency’s 2016 Report to the Community. 

“What do we do? How do we do it? Those are the questions we often get, even after serving this community for 122 years. People know us as a Children’s Aid Society, but they don’t really know how we work. Or they know us as we used to be, before we created our new Vision and Mission, and instituted our new Strategic Plan,” explained Steve Woodman, Executive Director of Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. “This project will give people the answers they’re looking for about who we are and what we do.”

The project will tell more than 30 real stories, including an adoption, a family struggling with domestic violence, how workers use the Agency’s new Signs of Safety service framework and more. On Facebook, Twitter and at the Agency’s website there will be stories, pictures, videos, downloads and more. The accompanying 2016 Report to the Community will include the Agency’s financial and performance numbers for the year. 

“We’ll be running stories all day on Facebook and Twitter. And we’ll also be releasing our latest annual report. Everything you need to know about who we are and what we do will be online,” said Woodman.

The Day in the Life project is believed to be the first of its kind for a Children’s Aid Society in Ontario. The project took a year to plan and execute and took more than 100 hours of work to complete. To protect client and staff privacy, identities were muted or changed and stock imagery was used. 

The project will focus on staff and the work they do, but also include foster parents, volunteers and donors as well as community partners. 

“I think this will show that work we do is a team effort. Even before you get to work or when you’re home having dinner, chances are there’s someone from our Agency or connected to it working to keep kids safe. Together, we help thousands of families every year. We’re proud to be a part of this team serving this community.”

More information on the project and the 2016 Report to the Community is available here.