Foster care is temporary. Foster care provides a safe and secure home for children who, at this time, are unable to live with their families. Foster caregivers receive financial support to assist in providing excellence in care to children and youth. The goal of foster care is always to return the children home when their parents or family members are able to care for them.
Indigenous children make up roughly 60% of the children and youth in care! Separated from their families, communities, language and culture – these children need Aboriginal caregivers to support them in their journey to returning to their families, extended families or in their communities. Children and youth in care who have a safe and secure cultural connection has proven to make these young people more resilient through this very tough time in their life.
Our Indigenous Perspectives Caregiver Support Worker is here to help you as the caregiver with support, education and sometimes, just that listening ear!
Interested in becoming a foster caregiver? Contact us or learn more here.
Gaye Smith, Caregiver Support Worker
Toll Free 1.844.391.0007 Ext. 229