Welcome to the CFPA

As a non-profit association, we are a membership of Foster and Kinship Parents, dedicated to supporting each other and advocating for the betterment of Children in Care. We not only provide support to Foster and Kinship families, but offer a number of activities for these children and their Foster families, among other initiatives.

We Are Proud To Offer


Benefits to becoming a member are many! Renewed in January of each year, membership gives you access to all the activities put on by the CFPA, our newsletter, opportunities for donated tickets to many entertainment events, not to mention an amazing support network!


Interested in joining us for an upcoming event? Activities are at no-cost for members, but we need to hear from you if you are coming, so we can accurately plan. Sign up for an upcoming activity here; you’ll be glad you did and we look forward to seeing you!

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The CFPA has many resources available to foster families. Information on advocacy for children, connections for teenagers, child protection, indigenous and metis services and much more.



We know this journey can be exciting, rewarding, exhausting and trying. Mentoring provides readily available peer support, through confidential, trusting discussions and the sharing of ideas to ensure the best outcome for the children in your care.

As an organization, the CFPA provides many services to our member families. These service include telus spark passes for families to use, a free clothing boutique of gently used items, and a free store of well-loved, quality toys. We are also very excited to announce a new partnership with Airdire Project Linus; an organization that creates new, hand-made blankets for children.

Looking for Support?

Please join the CFPA in partnership with the AFKA for our monthly fireside chat on the first Thursday of the month @ 7 pm. We are excited to have engaging and relevant presenters every month and are guaranteed to have an open and candid dialogue. Come ready to ask and share. We look forward to connecting with you! Supplemental training certificates will be provided.

Celebrating This Year’s Awards Recipients


Sue and Dale McPherson

Fifteen years ago, Sue and Dale McPherson took the suggestion of those around them and became Foster Parents. Little did they know that they would be Calgary Region’s Foster Family of the Year in 2020.

Foster Family Of The Year|

Jennifer Hrstic

When Children’s Services Worker Jennifer Hrstic was first told she was Calgary Region’s Worker of the Year, she was humbled by it, saying, “It’s lovely to know that what you’ve been a part of has helped them too.”

Worker Of The Year|

It’s that time of year again!

Please take a moment to nominate your Foster Parent, Kinship Parent, Social Worker and Mentor of the Year.

Awards Nominations Now Open

Latest News

806, 2019

AGM Update

By |June 8th, 2019|Comments Off on AGM Update

Dear CFPA Families, I'd like to extend the sincere thanks of the myself and the CFPA board to all of you who made it out to our AGM this past [...]

Calgary Foster Parent Association Art and Writing Contest 2020

Theme:  What does Foster Love mean to me

The submission and details form can be found here: https://calgaryfosterparentsassociation.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Foster-Love-Writing-and-Art-contest.docx

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