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Mission, Vision, Values, Service Principles

Guelph-Wellington is a supportive community where children and youth are safe, secure and nurtured in permanent loving families.

We work together with children, youth, their families and the community for the safety and well-being of children and youth.

The right of children and youth to be safe and secure.
The diversity of families.
Positive Space that is inclusive.
Professional practice that begins with a strength-based approach.
An open and transparent organization.
Innovation and creativity.
Social justice and the importance of advocacy.
Working together to create positive change in our community.


We are a proud member of our community, both in the City of Guelph and Wellington County. With a team of caring workers and client focused programs, F&CS is involved with programs which work with parents, youth and children toward one primary goal: ensuring the safety and well-being of children.

#1 Prevention and Early Help
Prevention and early help promote healthy families and safe children in our community.

#2 Leadership for Change
Advocacy for change promotes the well-being of children, youth, and families.

#3 Service Excellence Through Organizational Effectiveness
Continuously improving programs and services assists in meeting the needs of children, youth, and families.


Service Principles

These service principles guide all our work with families, youth and the community.

Successful child protection is:

Safe Children: It is our responsibility to keep children safe when their families are unable to.

Supportive Relationships: We build respectful relationships with families, children and community partners.

Strong Advocacy: We advocate effectively so that families and children get the help they need.

Involved Families: Families are experts about themselves. They must be involved in planning for their children.

Planning for Permanency: Children need a lifelong commitment from adults so they can feel secure about who they are and who loves them.

Supportive Communities: Community comes in all shapes and sizes. Being surrounded by a strong, healthy community helps families take care of their children.

Respect and Honour: People are not treated equally in our society. We are committed to working in ways that lessen the impact of oppression. Our legal power to keep children safe can be very intimidating. We must use our child protection power in ways that respect families and children.