Family Supports Institute Ontario


Business Number: 140944661RR0001

FSIO was established in 2007 and seeks to enhance the well-being of and improve outcomes for families and caregivers with young children. We believe that Family Support Programs enhance child and family well-being by reducing the isolation of parents and caregivers with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners by providing a range of programs, information and resources that encourage healthy child development and positive parenting and by being convenient access points to other community services. Such programs are strengths-based and focus on building supportive relationships, facilitating growth, respecting diversity, and furthering community attachment.

Our Mission
The purpose of FSIO is to: promote and enhance practice of family support practitioners; to increase professional recognition and capacity; to participate in research activities; to connect colleagues across the province and to influence the development of family friendly policies and programs.
Our Vision
Families and caregivers with young children throughout Ontario have access to a suite of high quality, flexible, locally delivered services and programs that are delivered by skilled, informed and dedicated family support practitioners.
Our Values
Peer support • Collaborative decision-making • Family-centred practice • The uniqueness of each family and program; equality and respect for diversity • Excellence • Fun

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