How Far You’ve Come: Brian’s Story (video)

How Far You’ve Come: Profiles of Children in Care is a series of videos produced with support from the Government of Alberta. Former children in care illustrate the difference caring foster families can make in a child’s life and share good news from the child intervention system. Here’s Brian’s story.

Parents Canada: Stories of foster parenting in Canada

You might not think you have what it takes to be a foster parent, but you probably do. Meet three families who opened their homes – and hearts – to children in need. has posted a compelling article written by Dilia Narduzzi. Read the full piece here.

December 2014 Bulletin

Our online version of the December 2014 CFFA Bulletin is now available. This issue includes:

  • Letters and profiles of the CFFA Executive
  • Letters from our Governor General and Prime Minister regarding Foster Family Week.
  • Provincial and Territorial reports.

Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.

Greetings from Ottawa

In celebration of Foster Family Week, we have received recognition and warm wishes from our Governor General, His Excellency David Johnston and our Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper.

Download our His Excellency David Johnston’s letter here.
Download Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s letter here.

National Foster Family Week: October 19-25

During National Foster Family Week, foster families across Canada will be celebrated for their dedication and commitment to the children and youth they open their homes and hearts to.

This week is a time to recognize foster parents and their families for the work they do throughout the year. Special events are planned in each of the Province’s and Territories marking Foster Family Week.

Please join The Canadian Foster Family Association in thanking foster parents and their families across Canada for providing a safe, caring and nurturing home environment while foster children and youth are unable to live with their own families.

July 2014 Bulletin

The July 2014 Bulletin is ready with updates from the entire CFFA Executive and reports from the provincial and territorial associations. Also in this edition is a list of highlights of the year for the CFFA.

Download a PDF of the Bulletin here.


National Entitlements of Foster Parents

The CFFA has developed National Entitlements of Foster Parents. We hope that this document will  be helpful for Foster Parents and others  across Canada.

Download a PDF of the document  here.

Spring 2014 Bulletin

Our online version of the March 2014 CFFA Bulletin is now available.

This issue includes

  • Information about the elections to be held at the 2014 AGM.
  • Written Correspondence from our CFFA President to Senator Hubley regarding addressing child welfare issues in Canada.
  • Provincial and Territorial reports.
  • The 2014 CFFA Conference Brochure

Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.

Senator Hubley – Inquiry into Canadian Children in Care

On January 28th, Honourable Senator Elizabeth Hubley recently addressed the Senate regarding addressing issues regarding Child Welfare in Canada.

A PDF of her speaking notes can be downloaded here.

CFFA President Sheila Durnford addressed the senator directly. A PDF of her letter can be downloaded here.


Conference Brochures Now Available

The Brochures for the CFFA National Conference are now available. Download a PDF copy here.