There is an urgent need for foster caregivers for some of the most diverse populations of children in care.
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 Indigenous 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.
Becoming a Foster Caregiver
You do not have to be Indigenous to be a foster caregiver, however First Nation, Metis, Inuit Status and Non-Status Indigenous foster caregivers are needed across BC. The first step to becoming a foster caregiver is to contact us at the Indigenous Perspectives Society: Centre of Excellence in Community Education (IPS).
Our Indigenous Perspectives Caregiver Support Worker is here to help you as the caregiver with support, education and sometimes, just that listening ear!