Insurance Program for Foster Parents

In order to access the AFKA insurance program foster parents must have proof that what they are claiming is covered under their homeowners or tenants policy. They must also have written documentation that their insurance carrier has refused to cover the damage.

What can foster parents claim under this program:

  • Any damage over $10,000.00 per occurrence that was caused with intent by a foster child and for which the foster parents has insurance under their own homeowners or tenants insurance policy but their insurer is refusing to pay for the damage.

What a foster parent should do in the event of a loss:

  • Immediately contact your own insurance company to report and make a claim.
  • Immediately file a critical incident report with the Case Manager and your Foster Care Support Worker as you would for any other incident
  • If your claim is denied by your insurance company, you must ask for a letter stating why it was denied.
  • If your claim is denied, contact the Alberta Foster Parent Association to see if you are eligible for compensation under this plan.

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Name(s) of Foster Parents, address and phone numbers
  • Name(s) of Foster Children
  • Date and time of occurrence
  • Location of loss/claim
  • Cause of loss
  • Details of loss/claims
  • Phone numbers of where you can be contacted and the best time to call

The Alberta Foster and Kinship Association Contact Info:

  • 1-800-667-2372 toll free
  • 780-429-9923 Edmonton and area