The Role of A Foster Parent
Children have a right to a safe nurturing home environment, protection, support, love and understanding, healthcare, education and justice. The children of our country are our greatest asset. Foster Parents are committed to ensuring that the needs of children in care are met.
Foster parents play a vital role in enabling children placed in their care to become mature, responsible, productive adults. Foster Parents make a valuable contribution to our society. There are approximately 35,000 foster families throughout Canada who perform the important task of nurturing children.
Foster Families come from all walks of life and their primary motivation is an interest in making a difference in the lives of children. The recruitment and retention of foster homes is an on-going challenge in all provinces and territories.
Foster Parents work as part of a professional team towards the goal of family reunification. They are the heart of the Foster Care Program.