Foster and Kinship Caregiver Appreciation Month – October 2020

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Happy #FKCM2020

We are so excited to be celebrating Foster and Kinship Caregiver Appreciation Month throughout the month of October 2020, honouring the dedication and commitment of foster and kinship caregivers to our most vulnerable children and youth. 

Foster and Kinship caregivers, here’s some special messages and video for you in recognition of all you do!


An appreciation message from Alberta Children’s Services and a link to recognition videos.

We are writing to thank you and to recognize kinship and foster caregivers’ unwavering support and commitment to vulnerable children and families in Alberta.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this year particularly challenging. Kinship and foster caregivers have continued to provide safety and stability during these uncertain times, as well as exceptional strength, flexibility and dedication to children and youth in care.

Kinship and foster caregivers are an integral part of the Children’s Services team and go to great lengths to ensure children maintain their identity through connections to family, community and culture in creative and unexpected ways.

The video linked below is our way of saying a socially distanced “thank you” and honour kinship and foster caregivers.  In addition, you can view a video of Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz extending her greetings and thanks to caregivers here.

We also invite you to explore other messages of appreciation and events that celebrate you and the hard work and selflessness you demonstrate.

From the bottoms of our hearts, THANK YOU.

Videos:

https://vimeo.com/user125876576/videos

 

https://vimeo.com/user125876576/videos
On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of the Alberta Foster and Kinship Association, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to the more than 4200 foster and kinship homes across Alberta and to those across Canada. On a daily basis, foster and kinship caregivers work closely and in collaboration with families, government, schools, medical professionals, agencies and more to ensure the safety and the best possible outcomes for the children and youth in their care. Your commitment, dedication, support and kindness to the children and youth placed in your care, at a time in their lives when they need it the most, is nothing short of admirable. From ensuring familial, community to cultural connections, we appreciate and commend all you do every day in supporting our most vulnerable children and youth.
Katherine Jones, RSW
AFKA Executive Director