Family and Children's Services
Services à la famille et à l'enfance
 

 
 
 

WE urgently need foster homes for teens

We’re looking for special people

Being a foster parent isn’t for everyone. You need to be a special person. It can be a challenging role at times. It also takes time to go through the approval process. But if you want to make a difference in lives of deserving children, there’s no better way to get involved. The benefits of helping children in need speak for themselves.

 Steps to Becoming a Foster Parent

  1. Contact us. We’ll call you back to get some basic information.
  2. We contact you. Your inquiry is assigned to our resource worker. They will arrange a meeting with you to collect more detailed information, explain the application and approval process and answer any questions you might have.
  3. PRIDE and SAFE (which happen at the same time)
    • You take PRIDE. PRIDE stands for Parent Resources for Information, Development and Education. It is a provincial training program given locally by our Agency which usually involves 10 three-hour sessions over a three month period.
    • We conduct SAFE. SAFE stands for Structured Analysis Family Evaluation. It’s a comprehensive set of assessment tools to determine your eligibility, suitability and readiness to become a foster parent. It takes about 10 hours of meetings to complete.
  4. Approval. Once you have completed PRIDE and your home assessment your family is then consider an "approved" home which is open for placement. You will be assigned to a new resource worker who will support you on an on-going basis as you work with our Agency. 
  5. Placement. Once a match is made between you and a child in need of a foster home we will make a placement with you.

 

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WHY YOU SHOULD CALL RIGHT NOW


WHEN YOU CALL


WHY WE NEED FOSTER HOMES


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Let's talk about fostering. Send a question, talk to one of our people or book an appointment. 
CALL (613) 545-3227

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