This October, mentor, volunteer, foster, educate yourself, spread awareness, promote inclusivity, celebrate someone you know that is making a difference in a child’s life, dress purple! There are many ways we can support children, youth and families in our community. By stepping up and learning more, you can help build strong, more resilient communities, and ultimately create brighter futures for our children and youth.

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care is taking the time to celebrate those that are making a difference in the lives of children youth and families, especially our foster parents!  Join us in saying Miigwetch! How do you support children, youth and families in the community? Every child deserves a chance to grow up healthy, learning and safe.

Ways you can participate in the 2023 Step Up Campaign:



 Do you know someone who is making a difference in a child or familys life? Is there an exceptional worker at your your organization or business that goes out of their way to help children, youth and families? Do you know an amazing Gookum, parent, teacher, or babysitter that is just incredible? Share their Step Up Story with us. You and the amazing individual in your life will be entered into a draw to win this year’s Step Up Prize Pack ($400 Shopping Spree & Lunch at Goods & Co)!




Foster connections and conversation over coffee. Take a break and connect with our staff to learn about foster parenting and how you can step up to support children and families in the community. Every coffee makes a difference. It’s the perfect blend of warmth and support!


Bay Village Coffee 

Date:  Thurs. October 19th

Time:  10:30 am -1:30 pm

Location: 221 Bay Street 



Date: Wed. October 25th

Time:  5:00 pm – 8:00 pm 

Location: 345 Kingsway Street


Calico Coffeehouse 

Date: Mon. October 30th

Time:  2:00 pm- 5:00 pm  

Location: 316 Bay Street 


District Location [TBD]

Date: [TBD]

Time: [TBD]

Location: [TBD]



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October 27th is Dress Purple Day. Join people right across the province as we wear purple to show our support and commitment to the happiness, health and well-being of children, youth and families.

Dress Purple participants are also encouraged to show us new ways to Step Up on October 27th. Have a staff contest, raise funds in a creative way to donate to the Mazinaajim Children’s Foundation, host a community or family activity! Let us know what you are up to.


If you have concerns about a child, please call:

Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
Toll Free: 1-855-623-8511
(807) 623-8511
Emergency service 24 hours a day

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