- This week we recognize #NationalFosterFamilyAppreciationWeek and celebrate the families who help us make a difference!
- We are grateful for the invaluable contributions of foster families. During National Foster Family Appreciation Week, the board and staff at CAS-HN and the child welfare sector recognize and celebrate the important work that foster families do in their communities to support the safety and well-being of children and youth. Caring for children is our collective responsibility.
- Foster parents provide stability and a caring home that nurtures a child or youth’s development. They work with staff as part of a team. They may provide care for just a few days, a week, several months or possibly years.
- Children in foster care come from all different cultural backgrounds, and socio-economic groups. They are infants to young adults and can be single children or sibling groups.
- Foster parents also come from all walks of life and a variety of backgrounds. They are single people, couples, and are people from many different religious and cultural backgrounds. Foster parents share a deep commitment to giving back to their community and helping children and families when they need it.
- The Society provides initial orientation and ongoing training, regular visits and support, access to other therapeutic services a child may require, and daily non-taxable reimbursement for the child’s living expenses and supplementary needs.
- If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call the Society at
1-888-CAS-KIDS for more information. You can also visit our website at www.cashn.on.ca Foster a Child – Foster a Future!