Child support delinquency puts a strain on both children and their families.

On Tuesday May 19th at 6:30pm HER Grey Bruce will present their 'Get to Know FRO' information night for parents who are recipients of child support through the Ontario Family Responsibility Office (FRO) or are considering registering, and those who work with them.
The event at St. George's Church Hall at 4th Ave. East and 11th St. will launch an informational resource called 'Get to Know FRO,' available online, to assist recipient parents registered with FRO in navigating the system and understanding their rights.

The 'Get to Know FRO' project also includes a survey for all parents in Ontario in receipt of child support through the FRO system, the results of which will be shared with Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker and the Ontario government to inform constructive change in the system to benefit the parents and children who rely on child support.

Walker, who also serves as the PC Critic for Community and Social Services, will open the May 19th event with his comments on the state of the FRO. In October 2014, Walker's office confirmed that as much as $2.1 billion continues to go uncollected by the FRO, while as many as 80% of child support cases in Ontario are non-compliant.

Tracy Henderson, Family Support Worker at the County of Grey, will speak to attendees on the challenges facing local parents who are trying to ensure collection of their child support through the FRO.
For further information about the event including registering for childcare,check HER Grey-Bruce or contact [email protected] or (519) 376-6475.

Source: media release, HER Grey-Bruce

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