Valoris aims to help and protect children against neglect and abuse, further their development and help their families provide life experiences and living conditions that foster growth.

Children's Aid and related services

  • psychological counselling,
  • knowledge and capabilities development for children and parents,
  • groups with an educational and supportive approach,
  • assessment services,
  • volunteer services,
  • interventions aimed at integration within the community,
  • residential services in foster homes for children who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect,
  • follow-up of care plans for children placed in foster homes to promote full lives,
  • assistance and guidance for children as they move towards independence and postsecondary studies,
  • 24/7 emergency services for crisis situations,
  • psychiatric and pedopsychiatric services and other services offered by the sociomedical team,
  • partnership with multiple organizations in Prescott-Russell

Who benefits from these services?

The Child, Youth and Familiy Services Act protects children under the age of 18 from any form of abuse. However, children who are placed in care by the courts may continue to receive services until they reach the age of 21.

On January 1st, 2018, the Ontario government increased the age of protection to include all children under the age of 18 years. If you are 16 or 17 years old, and believe you might be in need of protection, a new service has been developed for you. To get more information about those changes, click here.

Our mandate allows us to provide services directly to children, parents, extended family members and any other key person in the family's support network.

Laws governing these services

Our mandates are directly linked to the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. It is therefore our duty to promote the child's best interest, protection and well-being.

The benefits of these services for our clients

  • We understand that parents may require help in order to provide care for their children. The offered help must foster independence and, if possible, encourage cooperation between the child, the parents, members of the extended family and key persons within the support network.
  • We recognize that, if necessary, the least disruptive plan of action must be put in place.
  • We recognize that the services offered to the child must respect his or her fundamental rights in matters of development, stability in relationships and safety.
  • We respect the family's cultural and religious differences.
  • We recognize that First Nations have the right to provide, whenever possible, their own child and family services.

The impact of the services within the community

Our mandate is to protect the children in our community and to see to their best interests. When a need for assistance is identified, we will help, assist and direct children and their parents so that they may benefit from the good things in life, and this with integrity.