2018 AFKA AWARDS – NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS

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DO YOU KNOW AN OUTSTANDING FOSTER OR KINSHIP FAMILY OR CHILD INTERVENTION SERVICES WORKER????? We are now accepting nominations for the follow categories: Foster Family of the Year Kinship Family of the Year Child Intervention Services Worker of the Year For nomination criteria and to submit a nomination, you can download the fillable nomination forms…

Opioid Overdose Prevention

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…”Fentanyl may be 100 times more toxic than morphine, heroin, or oxycodone. Even small amounts can result in overdose and it can be found in other drugs without you knowing. What to do if you suspect an overdose: – call 911 – initiate rescue breathing – if you have a naloxone kit or Narcan® nasal…

2017 Compensation Guide for Foster & Kinship Caregivers

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Children’s Services has developed this financial information guide to provide caregivers and staff with an overview of financial responsibilities of Child and Family Services (CFS) or Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA) and caregiver parents have when a child is placed in care. It explains the financial process to access funds for children in care. You…

SPECIAL REPORT: LGBTQ2S YOUTH

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OCYA Special Report: LGBTQ2S+ Children and Youth  “…Speaking OUT: A Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ Young People in the Child Welfare and Youth Justice Systems – released November 20, 2017. LGBTQ2S+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirited. The information for this report was gathered through a combination of one-to-one interviews, focus groups, and…

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…