Becoming A Caregiver

We Need More Foster Parents Like You

In Alberta, numerous children and youth urgently need stable, loving environments. By becoming foster parents, you offer the supportive home every child deserves.

Your First Step to Fostering in Alberta

Choosing to pursue foster care is a significant family decision. Options include the Government Foster Care program, Delegated First Nations Agencies, or Contract Foster Care Agencies. It’s essential to understand the support available and choose the best fit for your family. 

Discover more about Alberta’s fostering opportunities below.

Foster With Children and Family Services

Embarking on a journey as a foster caregiver through Alberta Children and Family Services means providing a nurturing home for a child in need. The Ministry Departments offer comprehensive support to guide and empower you throughout the fostering process. 

For a detailed look into the world of fostering and the available support, visit the Alberta Children and Family Services website, a comprehensive resource on foster care in Alberta.

For more information on becoming a Foster/Kinship Caregiver, please visit the Provincial website at:

Additional Resources

Provincial Phone Line: 1-844-957-0552
Provincial Email:

Foster with a Delegated First Nations Agency (DFNA)

When it comes to child intervention on First Nation reserves in Alberta, the Delegated First Nations Agencies (DFNAs) take the lead.

These independent entities, distinct from Children and Family Services, collaborate closely with 37 of the 48 First Nations in the province, ensuring that interventions respect cultural contexts and are effective. 

Backed by governance structures accountable to their respective Chief and Council, DFNAs operate within the legislative guidelines of Alberta but are funded by Indigenous Services Canada. 

Emphasizing an Indigenous-centric approach, DFNAs uphold the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and ensure that services resonate with each community’s unique needs and values.

For more information, please visit the DNFA website.

Foster with a Contract Foster Care Agency

Alberta hosts various Contract Foster Care Agencies, each dedicated to providing specialized fostering environments tailored to meet unique needs.

These agencies are spread throughout the province and operate distinct programs and approaches to ensure children find homes that best resonate with their situations.

We encourage you to visit their sites to learn about their programs. 

If you are a Foster Care Contract Agency not on the list below and would like to be, please email us.

Ben Calf Robe Society

Catholic Social Services

Closer to Home Community Services

Crossroads Family Services


Hull Services – Fostering Connections

Therapeutic Foster Caregiving

McMan, Youth, Family and Community Services Association

Metis Child and Family Services

Mountain Plains Family Services Society of Edmonton

Pathways Family Services


Unlimited Potential

Woods Homes

Please visit the Provincial website for more information on becoming a foster caregiver.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Information sessions give a general overview of what programs are available to Albertans who are interested in becoming a caregiver, attending an info session is mandatory to move forward.

To register for an information session, you must email the details below to to ensure your registration is processed:

  • The date you wish to attend
  • The first and last names of each person who will receive a certificate of training
  • Email address, written out in the body of the email
  • Mailing address
  • A phone number you can be reached at during the training event


Upcoming dates:

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 – 6:30pm
Thursday, May 9, 2024 – 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 – 6:30pm

Note: once all information is received, you will receive a confirmation letter and link to the Zoom session.

For any additional questions/information, you can contact:
Edmonton & Area: (780) 422-3333
Alberta: 1-844-957-0552

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