Family and Children Services seeking nominations for Advocacy Award

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington are once again calling for submissions for its Family Advocacy Award.

The honour is FACS-FLA’s annual award for recognizing people and organizations that make a difference for families. Nominations for the sixth annual Family Advocacy Award are open until Jan. 29 and can be made by visiting

Nominations can include an individual, an organization or a group of individuals. There is no age limit for nominees and can be someone who has died, as long as there is a family member or colleague in which to give the award. The nominee must have lived, worked or visited Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

The winner will be recognized for making the lives of families better, helping FACS-FLA do its work-either directly or indirectly, and advocating for families, especially those from who are disadvantaged.

The activities they have done for families can or have been recent or in the recent past and can include lifetime achievements or activities at different times.

Nominees cannot be a staff member of Family and Children’s Services.

Retired staff members, foster parents, adoptive families, volunteers and board members are eligible. However, the focus of the award is for work across the community and not just at FACS-FLA.

The 2020 winner was Youth Counsellor Brian Howell. Mental health advocate Anne O’Riordan was the winner in 2019. Other winners in previous years include Kingston’s One Roof Youth Services Hub, the Kingston Immigration Partnership, Lennox and Addington Interval House, Maribeth Scott from Northern Frontenac Community Services and the Newburgh Community Christmas Concert.

The winner will be announced after Family Day, which is Feb. 15.

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