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Welcome to the Alberta Foster Parent Association

a non-profit, charitable organization

Alberta Foster Parent Association

The Alberta Foster Parent Association, a non-profit, charitable organization, provides support to foster and kinship families, advocates for the rights of children, educates the community about foster and kinship care, provides and arranges for training and social gatherings, and serves as a liaison between foster and kinship families and Alberta Child and Family Services Division.

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Sep 2017

Volunteer Opportunity – October 13 – 15, 2017

We will be hosting our annual volunteer Brownell Children’s Retreat Winterizing Workbee from October 13 – 15, 2017! Meals and Accomodations will be provided for all volunteers. Some of the work being done will be: Splitting wood, possible landscaping in the park, painting outdoor washrooms, checking on cabins, windows etc. Please contact Amey at our…

Jul 2017

2017 Aboriginal Awareness Weekend – Sept. 15 – 17, 2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Aboriginal Awareness Weekend. Thanks especially to our many amazing volunteers who made the weekend possible. We couldn’t have done it without you! We had a great time and are looking forward to next year already!  

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Family Circle Night – September 28th

Family Circle Night events are a joint partnership between Edmonton Region Children’s Services and Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society that provide: Circles for support and learning about indigenous culture. Opportunities to connect all Indigenous children particularly those residing in non-indigenous foster homes with their culture. Traditional process and protocol to enable participants to feel comfortable…

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44th Annual AFPA Its All About Kids Conference & Awards Banquet

It’s All About Kids Conference – October 26 – 29, 2017 – Registration Now Full – Wait List Only Every year, the Alberta Foster Parent Association holds an annual training conference. This conference provides foster, kinship parents and child intervention workers with an opportunity to further develop their skills by offering a wide selection of…

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Healing Trauma & PTSD

HEALING TRAUMA AND PTSD In Aboriginal People Workshop Location: Best Western, Village Inn  1804 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB Date: November 21st, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Registration Fee: $190.00 “…Using every day layman’s term language, this workshop will provide an understanding of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Discorder in laymen’s term with…

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Alberta Foster Parent Association

a non-profit, charitable organization