Resources for Alberta’s Foster and Kinship Caregivers

Documents/links that are relevant to Alberta’s foster and kinship caregivers, compiled in one easy to access page.

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Caregiver Affordability Payments

Please see attached information provided by Alberta Children’s Services regarding Caregiver Affordability Payments to help offset the effects of inflation on Alberta families. The attachments below are applicable to Ministry Caregivers and Agency Caregivers, respectively.  Ministry Caregiver Affordability Payments Letter.pdf Agency Caregiver Affordability Payments Letter.pdf

“The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, mandated to work with vulnerable young people.

The OCYA provides individual and systemic advocacy for children and youth receiving “designated services” as defined under the Child and Youth Advocate ActThis includes young people receiving or attempting to access services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act and the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act; or who are involved with the youth justice system. The OCYA also provides access to legal representation for young people receiving child intervention services, offers public education, and conduct investigations in serious injuries and deaths of young people receiving designated services.” (February 8, 2022)