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May 16, 2018

Change For Families In Need was recently honoured with the Attorney General's Victims Services Award of Distinction. 
We spent the morning surrounded by individuals and groups who are working diligently to make a difference in the lives of victims of crime. The work be...

August 1, 2016

I have spent a lot of time over the last few days thinking about grief, rolling it over in my head and heart while trying to figure out just how it feels.

For many, when one is experiencing grief, it naturally means they have suffered a loss. In this moment in my life...

July 28, 2016

Change For Families In Need is reaching out to our incredible community to help a family in immediate need.

The Trautrimas family, a family very close to my heart, suffered a tremendous loss this week after a fatal motor vehicle accident. The father lost his wife and...

July 12, 2016

We have been waiting several weeks for final numbers after our amazing Inaugural Event: Change For FIN - A Celebration of Hope.

We had so much community support leading up to our big day - donations from many local grocers, commitments from community musicians, volunt...

July 6, 2016


There are people that make the choice to believe perpetrators of violence against children. They  often steadfastly maintain that *it* didn't happen, there is no way he (I realize I am generalizing here but...

June 24, 2016

If I mentioned the names Jian Ghomeshi or Brock Turner, I am certain the majority of you would know exactly whom I was speaking of. You would likely express outrage and anger over the acts of both of these men, frustration at criminal justice systems that failed their...

June 21, 2016

There is a personal significance to me with Mason Jars, those closest to me know the meaning behind reclaiming the Mason Jar and so they understand why it’s important in my life.

Mason Jars have also become lanterns in my life that have a symbolism which revolves arou...

June 9, 2016

Just a few months ago, it seemed that this little dream of mine would always be just that - a dream. As much as I believed in the power of my village, I wasn't ever sure we would be able to come together to provide the kind of care that we believed children and their f...

June 7, 2016


In my own life, I always referred to the privilege that "allowed" these types of behaviours to occur the "Tiger Woods Complex". It wasn't about anything more or le...

May 25, 2016

There is an amazing group of people in our community who are actively supporting children and families in need. The Guardians of The Children Kingston stand behind children who need support and, as stated in their mission, they "recognize and react to child abuse and e...

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June 24, 2016

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We have been waiting several weeks for final numbers after our amazing Inaugural Event: Change For FIN - A Celebration of Hope.

We had so much commun...

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July 12, 2016

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