Become a Foster Caregiver
Make a BIG Difference in the Life of a Child
Thinking about becoming a foster parent? We’re currently in need of caring, compassionate people to make a big difference in the lives of some amazing children. We provide initial training, as well as ongoing support, to make sure both foster children and foster parents have what they need to successfully move forward together.
For more information, please email JoAnn Frey, Foster Care Supervisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When children are unable to remain in their own homes or with family members, Enviros offers Foster Care for children under the age of 18. Liaising with approximately 30 foster homes in Calgary and area, the Foster Care program has space for over 60 children, from just days old, up to age 18. Foster home environments vary; there are single parent households as well as couples and families. Foster caregivers are matched with a child based on numerous factors, including the specific needs (such as medical or mental health issues) of the child, as well as the foster parent’s capacity to meet those needs. Learn more here.
Funded / Accessed by: Region 3 Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority
What is Foster Care?
Foster Care is the temporary living arrangement made for a child when Children’s Services is unable to quickly locate and support suitable kinship care. Foster care is the full-time, temporary care of a child in your home. Ideally, a child in foster care returns home to their birth family as soon as possible. Often children arriving to Foster Care have suffered neglect, abuse, trauma and/or are battling health issues. Foster Care provides children with a safe, nurturing, temporary home with foster parents who are trained in how to deal with behavioural issues through trauma informed practice.
Children are referred to foster care programs, such as ours, via Children and Family Services. Children placed in foster care are…
- Under the age of 18,
- Are unable to remain in their own homes or with family members,
- Are in need of a safe, nurturing, temporary home with foster parents who are trained in how to deal with behavioural issues through trauma informed practice.