Lanark Health and Community Services gives 11 years of solid support to Father Involvement
The landscape of family support began to change in Ontario with the inception of the Father Involvement Initiative – Ontario Network (FII-ON). But without the consistent support of the Lanark Health and Community Services FII-ON would not have the breadth of influence it has today. LHCS has held the FII-ON Secretariat since 2001. In particular, the Connections program (a CAPC site) provided space for an Office Administrator and work/storage space for the resources FII-ON produces. Leigh Gibson has been tireless in her work with FII-ON as Office Administrator, providing invaluable consistency in the day-to-day operations. Her role with FII-ON will continue with the support of LHCS and Connections.
LHCS also housed the My Daddy Matters because . . . National Project Fund project that created a Father Involvement toolkit and TV, radio and print media depicting fathers in responsible, caring relationships with their children. This project also endeavoured to build a Father Involvement network across Canada.
LHCS’s conscientious and competent management of the financial and administrative details has allowed FII-ON to focus on its goals of developing a network across Ontario where organizations and individuals can connect around Father Involvement.
As FII-ON re-brands itself to Dad Central Ontario and moves its main operations to the George Hull Centre in Toronto, we want to thank John Jordan (LHCS Executive Director) and all the staff at LHCS and Connections who have help make Dad Central Ontario what it is today.