Monday, November 24, 2014

Welcome to the AFPA Website

As Norm Brownell, President, AFPAPresident of the Alberta Foster Parent Association I welcome you to our website. I encourage you to spend time to familiarize yourself with the many programs our association offers to foster, adoptive and kinship care families. We hope you will find the information on this site informative and helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Norm Brownell, President 

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Programs The AFPA provides many support programs to foster parent families including: Foster Allegation Support Team, Legal Assistance Program, Citation Awards Program, Annual Training Conference, and numerous discounts from Fields, the Brick Warehouse, Avis Car Rental, Hughes Petroleum, and more.
Membership The Alberta Foster Parent Association provides support to foster families, advocates for the rights of children, educates the community about foster care, provides and arranges for training and social gatherings, and serves as a liaison between foster families and Alberta Children & Youth Services.
Adopting a Child On any given day there are two hundred children available for adoption in Alberta. The AFPA provides an online resource centre for pre and post adoption information.  The provision of post adoption supports is critical if we are to secure permanent, stable, loving families for the waiting children.
Help When You Need It The AFPA Support Line Team is designed to provide after-hours and week-end emergency support, and advice and referral for foster families and adoptive families. The program is delivered by volunteer foster parents who have experience in fostering, a good understanding of policy and procedures, and have taken conflict resolution training.


Check out the workshops and conferences and campground pages for newly added items!!

Please check out Transitioning From Care: A Guide for Caregivers PDF
(Also available on the Foster Parent Resources Page)


Have experience in fostering?  
Level 2 qualification?  
Great communication skills?  Provide positive support to new foster parents by becoming a mentor
 New to fostering?  
Looking for additional support?  

Connect with an experienced foster parent by becoming a mentee!


Go to the Mentorship page to download an application and find out more information!



To Alberta Foster Parents:



On behalf of the Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA), I am pleased to have the opportunity of sending you best wishes as National Foster Family Week is celebrated (Oct. 19 – 26, 2014) in your Province and across Canada.

Thank you for your dedication, commitment and caring throughout the year looking after children and youth who you open your homes and hearts to.  It is because of foster families such as yours that foster children are able to have a safe, caring and nurturing home environment while they are not able to live with their families.

I hope that you are able to attend the special events planned in your community to celebrate the work you do throughout the year.

The CFFA Board enjoyed meeting Alberta foster parents during our National Conference in Edmonton this past June, hosted by the Alberta Foster Parent Association (AFPA). We are looking forward to returning to Alberta, holding our Fall Board meetings at the AFPA camp outside of Sundre, Alberta.  The CFFA appreciates the support of the AFPA throughout the years!

Again, thank you for all you do for the children and youth you care for.


Sheila Durnford,



Dear Caregivers,

On July 16, 2014, Minister Bhullar launched a campaign to support a
mentorship program for children and youth in care.  This program is
being developed and piloted through the Alberta Mentoring Partnership

Children and youth in care are entitled to safe, positive, supportive and 
enduring mentoring relationships throughout their lives.  These relationships
are best developed through a holistic and inclusive community-based
approach that recognizes individual needs and circumstances and reflects
unique cultural identities.  The intent of this campaign is to develop a well 
thought out and researched approach to providing mentor support to children 
and youth in care.  The goal is to eventually provide mentors to any child or
youth who wishes to have one.... 

Click here to read more of this joint article from the AFPA and the AASCF about
the Alberta Mentoring Partnership




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