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Introducing the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada as the inaugural recipient of SJC’s Family Wellness Grant

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Earlier this year, SJC launched its Giuseppina Gagliano Family Wellness Grant.Its goal?To support an organization that is helping Canadian youth to know the strength and security that comes from a safe and happy family life. One in which basic needs are met and equal opportunities are provided to thrive, learn, grow, and feel respected and loved.The Grant is in honour of SJC’s matriach, Guissepina Gagliano. An immigrant, the mother of 10 children and partner to her entrepreneurial husband who started a print company in the basement of their family home, she faced hardship and sacrifice. But she understood that a strong family foundation grounded in love and support could get them through anything.

We are pleased to announce today the recipient of our inaugural Family Wellness Grant is the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (Caring Society).

Its goal?The Caring Society works to ensure the safety and well-being of First Nations youth and their families through education initiatives, public policy campaigns and by providing quality resources to support communities. Using a reconciliation framework, the Caring Society addresses contemporary hardships for First Nations families in ways that uplift all Canadians. Visit the Caring Society’s 7 Free Ways to Make a Difference to stand with First Nations children and families.

The Caring Society champions culturally based equity for First Nations children and their families so that they can grow up safely at home, be healthy, achieve their dreams, celebrate their languages and culture, and be proud of who they are.
Spirit Bear

The Caring Society’s Am”bearr”ister, Spirit Bear, gets ready for Orange Shirt Day and the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30. Click the image to access the Caring Society’s virtual participation page.[/caption]On September 30, in honour of Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Caring Society invites children and families to learn, reflect and take action towards reconciliation with meaningful activities.

Through education initiatives like these, the Caring Society works to address the legacy of the Residential School system in ways that link lessons of history to contemporary injustices.As recipient of the Giuseppina Gagliano Family Wellness Grant, the Caring Society receives a monetary donation and a full-page in a SJC Media magazine of choice to spread awareness about its meaningful work. (Stay tuned for the ad in the December issue of Maclean's!)

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