It’s All About Kids

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

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Now taking registrations for those who wish to reserve their spot at this year’s event. Event schedule can be downloaded here Fillable .PDF registration forms available here. Registrations are accepted on a first come first served basis. Space is limited, register today! We ask that all registration payments are made prior to the event.  Cancellations…

Share Your Thoughts with the Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention

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The panel wants to hear from you. Those deeply immersed in this work, and those who have experienced the child intervention system, will have the best suggestions for positive change. On June 13 and 23, the panel is inviting all Albertans to share their best ideas on how the child intervention system should be improved.…

AFPA Summer Camps

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Alberta Foster Parent Association’s summer camp programs are a great opportunity to help children and youth gain confidence, pride and sense of accomplishment through games, crafts, and socializing with peers. The health, safety and well-being of all campers are held at utmost of importance to our staff, volunteers and leaders and is emphasized throughout our…

2017 Compensation Guide for Foster & Kinship Caregivers

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Children’s Services has developed this financial information guide to provide caregivers and staff with an overview of financial responsibilities of Child and Family Services (CFS) or Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA) and caregiver parents have when a child is placed in care. It explains the financial process to access funds for children in care. You…

SPECIAL REPORT: LGBTQ2S YOUTH

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Survey from Office of the Child and Youth Advocate The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is preparing a Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ young people. If you are you a young person who identifies as LGBTQ2S+ and is receiving Child Intervention Services and/or involved with the youth justice system – or – If you…

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…

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…

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…

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!!…

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…