Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week - October 15 - 21, 2017

Each year, we celebrate National Foster Family Week during the third full week in October; foster families across the country are recognized for the unbelievable work they do for children and youth. Here in Alberta, we celebrate Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week!  Foster and kinship caregivers are amazing members of our community; they are selfless, generous, loving and kind just to name a few of their many wonderful traits. From school functions, sports practices, doctors and specialist appointments to cultural events and ensuring connections to family and community, foster and kinship caregivers find a way to make it happen to meet the various needs of children placed in their care.

Events will be taking place across the country in recognition of foster families and across Alberta in recognition of foster and kinship caregivers. If you have an event happening in your area, we encourage you to email the information to us so that we can help to get the word out.

We wish all foster and kinship caregivers of Alberta and across Canada a very wonderful Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week!


Do you have a story about how a foster or kinship caregiver has made a positive impact on your life? Please send our way to share your story. Read some of the great stories that have been submitted to us here:


A Message from our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

Download Here: A Message from Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau

A Message from the Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of AB Children's Services










A Message from the Honourable Danielle Larivee, Minister of AB Children’s Services

A Letter From Kevin Harris, President, CFFA

Download Kevin Harris’ letter here

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in , or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” -Forest E. Witcraft