2019 LOFF Annual Conference and AGM

Dates: May 30th – June 2nd, 2019
Location: Nottawasaga Inn,
Alliston, Ontario

★ 50/50 Draw
★ Scavenger Hunt
★ Silent Auction
★ Entertainment

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2015 National Conference – World Café

At our 2015 National Conference a World Café was held to collect information from those in attendance.  It was an opportune time to hear from those across Canada.  A variety of topics were selected for discussion and the notes from each are being shared here for your information.
The CFFA has made  some of the suggested changes to date, and are continuing to strive on making further positive changes.
 Download a PDF of the notes here.

CFFA National Conference Info Package

Conference-PackageAn info package for the 2016 CFFA National Conference is available for download.The PDF Package includes:

Registration Form
Conference Agenda
Workshop Details

Download package here.

CFFA National Conference Registration



The 2016 CFFA National Conference registration is now open. It will be held in Saint John, NB from September 18th-25th. Registration forms, agendas and workshop info can be downloaded below.

2016 Conference Registration Form

2016 Conference Agenda

2016 Conference Workshops

President’s Annual Report 2011 – 2012

Submitted by:  Sheila Durnford, President, CFFA
Here it is time to reflect on the past year and the CFFA’s accomplishments and work that has been done.

Our Safeguarding Committee and Conference Committee worked hard throughout the year rewriting and updating the Safeguarding and Conference Manual.  It is hoped that they will both be approved soon. Read more

President’s 2011 Conference Report

Our 2011 annual conference – “Building Bridges” was held May 9 – 15th, 2011 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, hosted by the PEI Federation of Foster Families.  Among the 100 plus participants were foster parents – both current and retired, youth workers, social workers and organizational members.

The first of the week the CFFA held their business meetings which included the CFFA Executive meeting, the Board of Director’s meeting, and the Provincial/Territorial President’s and Executive Director’s meetings.  During the National Working group a brainstorming session was held in the morning. The Information collected will be used for our National Project, Every Child Matters. Our last meeting to be held was our Annual General Meeting.The Safeguarding committee held several meetings to work on updating of the Safeguarding manual. Read more

Report on 2010 CFFA Annual Symposium

by Sheila Durnford, President

This year our 30th Annual CFFA Symposium was hosted by the Saskatchewan Foster Family Association in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The conference – Walking Together, Voices for Change was held June 7 – 13th.

The CFFA meetings went well, being held during the first part of the week, with the Executive meeting on Monday, the Board of Directors on Tuesday, the National Working Group on Wednesday, and the AGM Thursday morning. Read more

CFFA 2009 Conference Update

Message from the President, Sheila Durnford

I just recently returned from a very productive, enjoyable and well organized CFFA Symposium which was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 26th – May 31st. All those attending enjoyed the great hospitality of the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia who hosted our week long event. A HUGE THANK YOU to the Federation and the Conference Committee for a job well done!

During the week various meetings were held, Executive meeting, Board of Director’s meeting, National Working Group, Executive Directors Meeting, President’s meeting, and of course the CFFA Annual General Meeting.

Read more details in the  PDF: CFFA President’s Report

Conference 2008 – Symposium Update

A downloadable PDF of the 2008 Symposium Update is available here.