Foster Care Rate Schedule 2016 – 2017

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Are you interested in fostering but wondering how it may impact you financially? Here is some information on financial support available to foster parents as described on the Alberta Human Services website. Visit their website at: http://www.humanservices.alberta.ca/foster-kinship-care/15436.html for more information. Foster Care Rate Schedule (July 1, 2016) Foster parents receive financial compensation to help them care for their…

New AFPA Member Partners

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          We are so excited to announce that we have THREE new member partners!! ALLSTARS INDOOR PLAYLAND Address: 9510 – 12 Ave SW Edmonton, AB T6X 0J5 Phone: (780) 757-0055 Website: http://allstarsplayland.com/ Current AFPA members are eligible to receive 15% off regular admission, please show your card upon check in to front desk staff!!…

ChangeIt – Donate to the AFPA making everyday purchases

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We’re happy to announce that the Alberta Foster Parent Assocation is now a partner of ChangeIt®; a new way to donate while making everyday purchases using your existing BMO® and RBC® Credit Cards or select Credit Union Debit Cards*. ChangeIt lets you automatically round up your purchases and donate the difference to us! With ChangeIt…

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

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“The eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2, 2016. Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. How will you celebrate? Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue this April! Find out which major global landmarks will…

Province supports children and families most in need with new Alberta Child Benefit

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March 17, 2016 Human Services Minister Irfan Sabir is reminding eligible parents to file a tax return to receive the new Alberta Child Benefit, and that free tax clinics are available throughout Alberta to help. “In tough times, Albertans pull together. Our government has made a commitment to help Alberta families who are facing financial…

Increase to Supports for Foster Parents and Kinship Caregivers

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Child and Family Services Division has announced increased supports for foster parents and kinship caregivers. Effective January 1, 2016, Camp Fees and Vacation Allowance for children in foster and kinship care increases to $500 a year. In addition, the automatic relief and respite available to foster parents and kinship caregivers has been increased from one day…

FASD Training

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FASD Training is offering training throughout the province. This training approaches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neuro-developmental conditions from a brain-based approach. This goal is to establish a common language for parents and caregivers, professionals and community partners so that there is a shared understanding of the individual from a brain-based perspective. This 12-hour…

Transitioning from Care – A Guide for Caregivers

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Transitioning from Care – A Guide for Caregivers .PDF Download This booklet was created by Jeff Solberg as part of a collaborative project by: Align Association of Community Services, formerly Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families  & Alberta Foster Parent Association. This booklet will provide the tools, resources, and information needed for caregivers…

The Pathway to Better Mental Health

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The Pathway to Better Mental Health – Making Every Step Count for Children in Care (.PDF download) This booklet was created by Jeff Solberg as part of a collaborative project for ALIGN Association of Community Services and Alberta Foster Parent Association from grant funding provided by the Alberta Government. How This Guide Can Help You:…

Alberta Child Welfare Class Action

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NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT APPROVAL Please be sure to read the below attached copy of the Alberta Child Welfare Class Action Notice of Settlement Approval as it may affect your rights. Class Members: All persons who suffered injuries before or during a time when they were subject to a permanent warship order or permanent guardianship order…