Notice of Special Meeting

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 Special Meeting – Notice of special resolution The Alberta Foster Parent Association (AFPA) will be holding a special meeting of its members on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 3pm at the AFPA Office, 303 – 9488 – 51st Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5A6 Notice of special resolution: proposed changes to the Official Name…

Opioid Overdose Prevention

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…”Fentanyl may be 100 times more toxic than morphine, heroin, or oxycodone. Even small amounts can result in overdose and it can be found in other drugs without you knowing. What to do if you suspect an overdose: – call 911 – initiate rescue breathing – if you have a naloxone kit or Narcan® nasal…

Volunteer Opportunity – October 13 – 15, 2017

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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…

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

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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!  

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…

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!!…