Foster Parent Training

Mandatory Training for Foster Parents

Pre-Service Orientation

Orientation occurs on an as needed basis in collaboration with the Ministry of Children & Family Development, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies or First Nations bands. We provide individuals with the essential information that is required to move forward in the fostering process. In some areas a representative from MCFD will facilitate the orientation and in other areas a Network Facilitator will provide the information.

Please Note: The Pre-Service Orientation is currently undergoing a curriculum update; more details to come.


53 Hour Education Program

The Foster Parent Education program is offered in all of our areas. This program covers topics which are pertinent to the care and well being of foster children. The program can be offered in a classroom setting, online or organized through Foster Parents as an interactive group discussion. This program is part of the mandatory training that is required by the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Please Note: The Education Program is currently undergoing a curriculum update; more details to come.

Additional Training

Additional training is offered in our communities on an on-going basis throughout the year and is determined by the unique needs of each community. Please contact your Network Facilitator to discuss. The topics covered may include some of the following:

  • Business Side of Fostering
  • Safe Babies
  • Working with Natural Families
  • Non-Violent Crisis Prevention & Intervention (CPI)
  • Transitioning Youth to Independence
  • Grief & Loss
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Trauma Training
  • Privacy Training
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