Our History

In the United States, our sister organization Safe Families for Children (www.safe-families.org) was founded in 2002 by Dr. Dave Anderson of the LYDIA Home Association, a Chicago based Christian social service agency, and has since spread to over 30 states and facilitated more than 35,000 placements of children. Learn More…

In 2010, Jennifer Francis heard about Safe Families while on a mission trip in South America. When she returned to Canada, she was compelled to research more about Safe Families, connect with its leaders and research the possibility of launching a Safe Families in her home country.¬†Safe Families was piloted in Canada in 2011. In 2012, we incorporated as a national non-profit and in fall of 2014 we fully launched in the Greater Toronto Area. Learn More…

A Today, Safe Families Canada has 13 Chapters across our country: Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Niagara, Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent, Hamilton-Halton, Brantford, Guelph Wellington, and 6 Developing Chapters with interest still growing to see Safe Families in communities across Canada.

Our long-term vision is to see Safe Families Canada Chapters established in many more cities and communities across Canada.