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Covid-19 precautions

We are currently only offering virtual programs and you must call to register.  In keeping with the stay-at-home order, if you’re registered for a virtual program with supplies or a meal they will be delivered to you.  Staff will contact you about contact-less delivery.

Our Emergency Food cupboards remain open on Fridays from 1 pm – 4 pm at our Windsor St. & McKenzie St. Sites. Families may access once per month and will be asked to follow COVID-19 precautions including remaining 6 feet apart in line & wearing a mask. New grocery bags will be provided.


Our Kids Count

Our Kids Count (OKC) is a community development organization which builds stronger families and inclusive communities by enhancing people’s lives through personal growth and development.  Our core funding is aimed at fostering the health and development of children ages 6 and under. Through other funding sources and community partnerships, OKC provides support to individuals of all ages – men, women, youth (6-12), teens and families with children. OKC involves participants in all aspects of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.

In addition, we now provide the Big Brothers Big Sisters program which delivers a one to one mentoring program which ensures that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential – as an individual and as a citizen – and that by doing so they will not only do well, they will do good.  in addition, we will offer two programs “Go Girls” and “Game On”, as well as the in school mentoring program.  These would all provide new and diverse opportunities to develop the necessary skills to be a great leader.

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What's New at OKC

Infant & Pregnancy Loss Workshop

We’ll be holding an Infant & Pregnancy Loss workshop on June 28, 2021. Please email Sherry to register at

Annual General Meeting

You’re invited! Our Annual General Meeting will take place Tuesday, June 29 from 6-7 pm via Zoom. 

Ontario Parent Survey

The results from last year’s Ontario Parent Survey are available here. The deadline to participate in this year’s Ontario Parent Survey is June 20th at midnight. If you care for children up to 17 years old, please take the survey share your story of coping with COVID-19.     
Our Kids Count is a Registered Charity - To see our recent T3010, please click here