The Joy Project - Child, Youth & Family Sponsorship Program

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A Community Approach to Child Protection

We believe children belong at home, and families belong together.  Our first priority is to ensure that children have a safe home environment in which to grow and thrive. We provide a variety of services and programs to help with this, and work with many community partners who are striving for the same thing. In the event that home isn’t a safe place and alternative care is needed, we make every effort to find kinship families and familiar caregivers to provide a safe home environment. It takes a village, and together with our community partners and concerned citizens we are all making a difference in the lives of children in need of protection.

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Kinship Families

A home provided by a family who is known to a child such as a relative or a family friend.

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Care Arrangements

The most common arrangement where foster families provide for the day-to-day care of a child in a family setting.

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Established through a legal process when the birth family is unable to care for a child.

Our Partners

Nipissing University
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario
The Beauchamp family
Community Counselling Centre of Nipissing
North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

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