In honor of Kinship Awareness Month, Akwesasne Child & Family Services will be hosting pop-up events across the community with awesome prizes and free giveaways!

Tuesday, August 16
Snye Recreation Centre
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Friday, August 19
BMO at Peace Tree Mall 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, August 31
Kanonhkwa’tsheri:io Health Facility
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Kinship care refers to the day-to-day care and nurturing of children by relatives or others described as family by a child’s immediate family members for children who are in need of protection. It can include an approved family member, godparent, stepparent, familiar friend, or community member who has a blood or existing relationship with a child or youth in care.


Kinship options are always explored for children who are in need of protection prior to having a child placed in foster care or a group home. If you are interested in becoming a foster, kinship, or kontinonha home, please contact the ACFS Intake Dept. at 613-575-5020.