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!
- Letter from the Minister of Children’s Services, the Honourable Rebecca Schulz
- Letter from AFKA President, Sylvia Thompson
- Letter from AFKA Executive Director, Katherine Jones
- Official Declaration from the Minister of Children’s Services, the Honourable Rebecca Schulz
- Foster and Kinship Caregiver Announcement from AFKA Executive Director, Katherine Jones
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.