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International Day of Families

Programs and services to support you

Family together

In 1993, the United Nations proclaimed May 15 of every year as the International Day of Families – a day to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance the international community places on families as basic units of society, the issues families face and their situation around the world.

Regional programs and services to support families

Family life can be challenging at the best of times, but the normal stresses of coordinating tasks, responsibilities and safety are even more difficult during the current COVID-19 global pandemic.

York Region is here to support and guide you during this time through on-going programs and services such as:

Whatever your struggle or your success, York Region is here with programs, support and resources to guide you along the way. 

COVID-19 supports for families

The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the importance of investing in programs and services that protect our most vulnerable individuals and families. Families often bear the brunt of the crisis, protecting their members from harm, caring for out-of-school and, at the same time, continuing their work responsibilities.

Learn about supports available to families online:


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