It’s All About Kids

Survey from Office of the Child and Youth Advocate

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The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is preparing a Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ young people. They want to hear from children and youth about their experiences with Child Intervention (Child Welfare) and/or youth justice systems. The online survey is now open. If you are working with youth who identify as being LGBTQ2S+, please… Read more »

The Alberta Child Welfare Class Action – Reminder Notice of Deadline to Make a Claim – January 15, 2017

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ATTENTION Class Members: All persons who suffered injuries before or during a time when they were subject to a permanent wardship order, permanent wardship agreement, or permanent guardianship order by Alberta Child Welfare between July 1, 1966 and February 19, 2008, or a temporary guardianship order by Alberta Child Welfare between July 1, 1985 and… Read more »

Foster Care Rate Schedule 2016 – 2017

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Are you interested in fostering but wondering how it may impact you financially? Here is some information on financial support available to foster parents as described on the Alberta Human Services website. Visit their website at: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/foster-kinship-care/15436.html for more information. Foster Care Rate Schedule (July 1, 2016) Foster parents receive financial compensation to help them care for their… Read more »

New AFPA Member Partners

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          We are so excited to announce that we have THREE new member partners!! ALLSTARS INDOOR PLAYLAND Address: 9510 – 12 Ave SW Edmonton, AB T6X 0J5 Phone: (780) 757-0055 Website: http://allstarsplayland.com/ Current AFPA members are eligible to receive 15% off regular admission, please show your card upon check in to front desk staff!!… Read more »

ChangeIt – Donate to the AFPA making everyday purchases

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We’re happy to announce that the Alberta Foster Parent Assocation is now a partner of ChangeIt®; a new way to donate while making everyday purchases using your existing BMO® and RBC® Credit Cards or select Credit Union Debit Cards*. ChangeIt lets you automatically round up your purchases and donate the difference to us! With ChangeIt… Read more »

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

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We are now accepting nominations for Foster Family, Kinship Family & Child Intervention Services Worker of the Year!!! Foster Family of the Year Nomination Forms Kinship Family of the Year Nomination Forms Child Intervention Services Worker Nomination Forms The Alberta Foster Parent Association recognizes the significant contributions foster parents, kinship parents and Child Intervention Services… Read more »

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

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“The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April! Find out which major global landmarks will… Read more »

Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!!!

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Kids Bowl Free allows your family to bowl 2 Games FREE everyday all summer. Plus, there is a family pass option where parents, grandparents, older children that don’t qualify for the Kids Bowl Free passes and babysitters can join in the fun and get the same great 2 FREE Game offer every day. Visit http://www.kidsbowlfree.com… Read more »

Province supports children and families most in need with new Alberta Child Benefit

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March 17, 2016 Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir is reminding eligible parents to file a tax return to receive the new Alberta Child Benefit, and that free tax clinics are available throughout Alberta to help. “In tough times, Albertans pull together. Our government has made a commitment to help Alberta families who are facing financial… Read more »

Increase to Supports for Foster Parents and Kinship Caregivers

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Child and Family Services Division has announced increased supports for foster parents and kinship caregivers. Effective January 1, 2016, Camp Fees and Vacation Allowance for children in foster and kinship care increases to $500 a year. In addition, the automatic relief and respite available to foster parents and kinship caregivers has been increased from one day… Read more »