IFCO 2020 – June 25-28, 2020

Close ties: Relations at the heart of child and family wellness

June 25-28, 2020

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

This international conference will profile initiatives that help children and youth in care thrive by promoting the creation of significant relationships, a sense of belonging to their family, their community, and their culture.

Youth and families (biological, kinship, foster), professionals, service providers, researchers, decision makers, students, and all who are involved in promoting the well-being of children in care and their families are invited to showcase and discover promising initiatives that reach children and youth in care and their families.

Close Ties will present a full roster of research-informed practices, artistic creations, community mobilizing, as well clinical and personal experience. Particular attention will be placed on populations that urgently need our complete attention namely, children and families who are Indigenous, migrant children, LGBTQ2S+ youth, children with disabilities, and youth transitioning out of care.


Learn more on the conference website here: https://ifcomontreal2020.com/

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

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.

Conference Brochures Now Available

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

Save the Date!

2014 CFFA National Conference will be held June 9 – 15, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta.  Watch for full details in the Spring edition of the CFFA Newsletter coming out soon.

2013 CFFA National Conference Update

The Foster Parents Society of Ontario (FPSO) hosted this years National Conference June 10 – 16th (“United In Caring”) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. It was an honor to be part of their 40th Anniversary celebrations!

Linda Krauskopf, Alberta Foster Parent Association, accepting CFFA flag from Sheila Durnford, as next years Hosting Province for CFFA 2014 Conference.

The Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA) held business meetings during the first part of the week. These included the CFFA Executive meeting, Board of Directors meeting and Provincial/Territorial (P/T) President’s meeting. The Executive Directors from each of the Provincial and Territorial Foster Parent Organizations held a one day meeting and then joined the conference. Read more