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Child Welfare Data and Results

The child welfare sector of Ontario is committed to using data to continuously improve the services it provides to children and families. Click here to go through the journey of what a performance indicator is in the context of child welfare, why performance indicators are important and the next steps of the Performance Indicator Project.

For more information, please see our Facts and Stats pages.



Three beautiful children sit happily together

Welcome to Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County. Our agency is a caring network of staff, volunteers, foster families and adopting families. Together, we are committed to protecting children and supporting families in our community.

Family and Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County (F&CS) is sometimes referred to as the local Children’s Aid. We are a charitable, non-profit agency that is legislated and primarily funded by the provincial Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

We provide help and support services for families to ensure that children are protected from physical and emotional abuse or neglect. Our caring team offers client-focused programs and works with parents, youth and children toward one primary goal: ensuring the safety and well-being of children.

We also partner with other agencies in Guelph and Wellington County to strengthen support networks and deliver programs that help families.

We believe that all children need to be loved and have opportunities which allow them to reach their full potential

F&CS currently receives funding for the following services: Investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, protecting children and youth when they are at risk of harm, covering basic living costs for children and youth in our care, placing children for adoption.  F&CS is committed to delivering programs and services (in ways, actions and languages) that are respectful, accessible and relevant to all of our community regardless of race, ancestry, colour, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, same-sex partnership status, disability or financial means.