Thousands of Alberta families are being celebrated this week for the amazing work they do when they open their homes to a foster child.
October 21 – 27 is National Foster Family Week in Canada.
In Alberta, foster parents care for approximately 4,600 children and youth. Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC) works with the Alberta government to help recruit and manage foster families.
Foster parents are mentors, caregivers, role models and support systems who provide a temporary family environment for a child. Foster parents are part of a team to support the best interests of the child.
To all our foster families, we thank you for the kindness, compassion and support you show vulnerable youth.
Alberta Human Services and BGCC are always looking to recruit new foster parents and other caregivers. By increasing the number of foster homes, more children can be matched with families in their home communities where siblings can stay together and maintain important cultural ties.
Anyone who is interested or has questions about becoming a foster parent can contact Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary. Or call 1-888-643-1889.
To learn more visit the Alberta Government website.