Foster Family Week 2015: Wishes from the Governor General

In recognition of Foster Family Week, we are happy to pass along a letter of acknowledgment from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston. Download the entire letter here (PDF).

Message from the Child Welfare League of Canada

The CFFA is pleased to share the following wishes from Gordon Phaneuf, CEO of the CWLC:

The Child Welfare League of Canada (CWLC) would like to take this opportunity to celebrate National Foster Family week. Foster families across Canada provide a much needed service that underpins child welfare supports to vulnerable children and youth.  A week dedicated to the appreciation of the contributions of foster families  is a welcome and fitting celebration.

Foster parents are among the most dedicated citizens committed to the well being of children and youth, their dedication and tireless efforts should be acknowledged by all Canadians.


Gordon Phaneuf
Child Welfare League of Canada

Announcement of Elections

Elections were held at our CFFA Annual General Meeting.  The results are:
2nd Vice President:  Sylvia Thomposon
3rd Vice President:  Sharon Joyal
Secretary:  Tammy Roberts

Thank you to the Foster Parents Society of Ontario

The CFFA would like to express their appreciation to the Foster Parents Society of Ontario for hosting our 2015 National conference in Niagara Falls.  We thank you for your continued support of the CFFA.  A plaque was presented at the closing banquet to President, Cecile Brooks.

Summer 2015 Bulletin

Our online version of the Summer 2015 CFFA Bulletin is now available. This issue includes:

  • Letters from the CFFA Executive
  • Bio’s for Candidates for the CFFA biannual elections
  • Provincial and Territorial reports
  • An attached registration/info package for the 2015 conference

Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.

2015 Conference Info Registration

Registration forms are now available for the 2015 CFFA Conference to be held in Niagara Falls in September.

Download a PDF of the form here.

CFFA National Conference – 2014 Report

Our 2014 CFFA National Conference, “Coming Together for Canada’s Children” was held in Edmonton, Alberta, hosted by the Alberta Foster Parent Association (AFPA). The President’s Conference Report can be downloaded here.

National Foster Family Week 2015

2015 National Foster Family Week is celebrated the third full week of October. This year the dates are: October 18 – 24, 2015.

VIDEO: Celebrating Foster Families – National Foster Family Week October 18 – 24, 2015

The Canadian Foster Family Association would like to recognize and thank foster families across Canada for their love and commitment to children and youth in care! Read more

The 2015 CFFA National Conference: SAVE THE DATE!

The CFFA National Conference will be held SEPTEMBER 21 – 27, 2015. It is being hosted by the Foster Parent Society of Ontario, at the Americana Conference Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

More information will be posted when available.