*Please note recent changes to AFKA Foster and Kinship Caregiver Memberships*
With the support of the Alberta Government, Ministry of Children’s Services, ALL licensed/approved Alberta foster and kinship caregivers are now eligible for a complimentary AFKA Membership providing access to all AFKA programs and services.
To ease this transition, we have launched an online membership application form. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience. Those who have already received a 2020 membership will automatically receive a new 2021 member card(s) by the end of October 2020 – please DO NOT submit another application. All current and incoming 2020 memberships will be active until December 31, 2021.
AFKA Member Programs
Provincial Mentorship Program – This program offers foster and *kinship caregivers with peer to peer support. Contact the AFKA office if you would like to be set up with a mentor or would like to become a mentor.
Legal Assistance: The Legal Assistance Program was initiated in 2003 and developed to provide financial assistance for foster parents and their adult children when charged with a criminal offence (abuse) under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act against a foster child they have cared for or are caring for.
Bursary Fund: The bursary fund is designed to assist foster, former foster, adopted, or a biological child of a foster or *kinship caregiver or a child currently placed with or formerly placed with a *kinship caregiver to continue education in either a college, university, vocational institution, or for other special educational pursuits. All applications must be postmarked no later than June 1st.
Rider Insurance Program: Any damage over $10,000.00 per occurrence that was caused with intent by a foster/kinship child and for which the foster/*kinship caregivers have insurance under their own homeowners or tenant’s insurance policy, but their insurer is refusing to pay for the damage. There is a $10,000.00 deductible.
CAST: Caregiver Allegations Support Team: help for foster and *kinship caregivers and their families to cope with the turmoil and confusion that results when an allegation of neglect, physical, sexual or emotional abuse is made.
Conflict Resolution: the AFKA provides support to foster and *kinship caregivers who request assistance with conflict resolution to help resolve matters as respectfully, fairly and efficiently as possible. One on One caregiver support can be requested.
*For the purposes of accessing AFKA Programs, a *Kinship Caregiver refers to a kinship caregiver who is an approved placement provider. *
Check out our AWESOME Member Perks!!
AFKA Members receive a 10% discounted rate at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge!! Details can be found in the Member Portal or in the Member Benefits Package.
Great room rates on the following rooms including breakfast!:
- Standard 1 King
- Standard 2 Queen
- Premium Executive 1 King
- Premium Executive 2 King
Learn more about how to access this great deal in the members portal!
Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Edmonton
4520 76 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6B 0A5
Royston Fredericks – Alternative Therapies – RMT with an advanced clinical massage therapy CNMT (Certified Neuromuscular Therapist), Reiki Level III, and Reconnective Healing Level III. AFKA Members will receive 25% off their Initial Visit and 10% off for returning visits.
Works out of Edmonton & offers In-Home Services. To book an appointment with Royston, please call (780) 485-2793.
*Please bring your membership card to your initial visit.*
Hampton Inn – Edmonton South
AFKA members are eligible for a discount of 10% off hotel rooms. The 10% off is based on the daily rate which can range from $109-$189 per night. There are no blackout dates, but it cannot be combines with any other special or offer throughout the year. When making reservations, members ask for the Alberta Foster and Kinship Association preferred rate. Members will be asked to show their membership card upon check in.
Bellstar Hotels & Resorts
AFKA Members will receive 10% off the best available rates at the following locations:
(member will be required to show their membership cards upon check in. Black Out Dates will apply)
Grande Rockies Resort www.granderockies.com
Solara Resort and Spa www.solararesort.ca
Kicking Horse www.kickinghorselodging.com
Beach Club Resort www.beachclubbc.com
Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre
This Calgary airport hotel is located near several popular attractions, including:
- Fort Calgary
- TELUS Spark Science Center
- Calgary Zoo
- Casino Calgary
- Calgary Stampede
Guests of this Calgary hotel enjoy convenient amenities, such as free airport transportation and a recreation center featuring an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness center. Our on-site restaurant, Fontanella, offers a fresh and fun dining experience for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Canadian cuisine and Starbucks coffee. The lobby bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cocktail.
Allstars Indoor Playground
We are so excited to announce that we have a new member partner, Allstars Indoor Playland. AFKA members are eligible to receive 15% off regular admission, please show your card upon check in to front desk staff!!
“Allstars Indoor Playland is Edmonton’s largest indoor playground, offering a unique venue for child development, both physical and social. A safe place for parents and children with the focus on adventure and fun. Watch your children climb, slide, jump and most importantly, smile.”
Capital GMC BUICK
Address: 9751-34th Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 5X9
Current AFKA Members are entitled to: $10 off a Certified Service Express Oil change and or 2% over invoice on any New vehicle in stock!!!
Please show current AFKA membership card to obtain benefit.
Mark’s – AFKA Members will receive a 10% off discount card to use at any Mark’s location across Canada.
10% off Member Discount Card on the following items:
- DH & WR Shirts, Sweaters, Jackets, Jeans, Cotton Twill and Dress Pants, Healthwear, Lab coats, CSA, Casual and Anti-Slip Footwear.
- Dakota, Carhartt & Helly Hansen Industrial Workwear, F.R. & Hi-Vis Merchandise, Thermal Underwear, Industrial Rainwear, Healthwear, Jeans, All Season Work Gloves, Socks and Safety Accessories, CSA & Anti Slip Footweear.
*(Where an item is sale priced the lower price will apply. Card is required to be eligible for discount. Not to be combined with any other offer. Purchase must be paid for at point of sale by cash, credit or debit card.)
Discount for West Edmonton Mall Passes – AFKA offers discounted choice passes to members. *Please note they can only be purchased at the AFKA office.* PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Choice passes can be either used for ONE of the following attractions: Day pass to World Waterpark or Day pass to Galaxyland
Choice Passes – $37.00
Contact Shelly at 780-429-9923 to order your passes today!
Hughes Car Wash Gas & Diesel Bar – AFKA members will receive $.05 off per litre (Posted Price) discounted gas and diesel with their Hughes Card.
Hughes cards are provided to NEW members. If you need a replacement card, please contact us.
The Brick– New AFKA members will receive a certificate from The Brick that enables them to purchase all Brick merchandise at discounted prices. Please contact the AFKA to request a Brick Certificate or download one from the Members Only Portal. Details are available through the member portal.