The Joy Project - Child, Youth & Family Sponsorship Program

An Initiative of Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada, click the image to learn more about the program and how you can become a mentor.

There are many ways you can make a difference.

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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