Contact Information
Alternate Name Children’s Aid Society ; F&CS ; Family & Children's Services of Guelph & Wellington County ; Family and Childrens Services of Guelph and Wellington County ; FCS ; HT1
Office Phone 519-824-2410
Toll Free Phone 1-800-265-8300
After Hours Phone 519-824-2410 ; 1-800-265-8300
Fax 519-846-1005
Volunteer Coordinator Tracy Thorne, Coordinator of Volunteer Services; Email:
Primary Executive Sheila Markle, Executive Director
Description (Site) Located on Wellington Rd 7 north of Elora
Located In Community Elora
Address & Map
6484 Wellington Rd 7
Elora, ON N0B 1S0
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Mailing Address c/o Family and Children's Services - Wellington County Office 
Box 1088 
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3
Other Locations 275 Eramosa Rd
Guelph, ON N1H 6N3
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Works to protect children from physical and emotional abuse and neglect to ensure their safety and well-being. Support services include:
* child protection services: investigates suspected child abuse or neglect; works with families to strengthen support networks
* foster care: foster parents work with social workers to develop a plan for each child in their care; agency provides ongoing support and training for foster families
* family support program: immediate, intensive, time limited in-home support to families in crisis
* adoption services: trained staff assist individuals / families wishing to adopt and birth parents who wish to make an adoption plan for their child(ren), including an unborn child; places children for adoption; support provided for adopted persons / birth families who request more information about the adoption
* pregnancy counselling: helps women examine available options / facilitates decision making
Hours All community groups and programs are suspended, including face-to-face visits and meetings
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * after hours referrals by phone Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Wellington County - rural
Eligibility Children's Services: 18 years and younger 
Family and Adoption Services: call for information
Application Call at any time to make a referral * for information on adoption and foster care, call during business hours
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services ; operates under the mandate of the Child and Family Services Act
Service Categories Adoption Services ; Children's Protective Services ; Foster Parent/Family Recruitment ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Reproductive Issues