Grant helps Waterloo Region’s newcomers and diverse populations address trauma and attachment needs

Grant to help Waterloo Region's Newcomers

Left to right: Deborah Barton, Manager, Family & Children’s Services Foundation, Lynne Short, Director, Communications & Community Relations, The Cowan Foundation/Princeton Holdings Limited, David Outa, Commercial Account Executive, Cowan Insurance Group, Jessica Jaremchuk, Regional Manager, Frank Cowan Company, Karen Spencer, Executive Director, Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region, Alison Scott, former Executive Director, Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region, Dr. Jill Stoddart, Director, Research and Innovation, Family & Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region.


June 22, 2017(Kitchener, ON) – The Cowan Foundation has donated $84,000 to Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region to adapt its Trusting Loving Connections © (TLC) group to meet the needs of Arabic-speaking refugees, First Nations, Metis and Inuit families, and French-speaking audiences.

“Our organization works with the majority of the members within the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies, and we were looking for a way to support the important work they are doing,” explained Larry Ryan, President, Frank Cowan Company.  “Together, with our Foundation, we approached Family & Children’s Services of Waterloo Region, and they shared information about the TLC program.  Our donation will expand this program to other audiences in the Waterloo Region, and through partnership with OACAS will then be transferable to other members’ communities.”

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