Christmas Party 2020

By |2020-01-30T15:50:27-07:00January 29th, 2020|Events|

We would like to thank all who braved the cold and attended the 2019 Children's Christmas PJ Party with Santa on November 30, 2019.  We had a record attendance of 504 people of all ages. From bouncy castles and bungee runs to cookie decorating, crafts and face painting the event was jingling over with Christmas cheer!  A big THANK YOU to our sponsors: Calgary Stampede, Cervus Equipment, Flesher Marble & Tile, Glamorgan Bakery, Hope Services, [...]


By |2020-01-29T05:46:49-07:00January 28th, 2020|Events|

It seems like ages ago, now that the holidays have passed and we’ve entered a new decade, but it was only in November that we had our Day of Discovery! We had 28 families, representing over 80 children and youth attending a fun-filled day at Telus Spark. It was a great day to be inside, exploring, burning off energy and connecting with friends on a cold day. From diapers to teens everyone had a wonderful [...]

Verna Isley

By |2019-12-09T08:37:03-07:00December 9th, 2019|Outstanding Mentor Of The Year|

Verna is consistently readily available, grounded in her advice and able to see her mentees perspective in an objective, articulate and an emotionally supportive way. She and Kevin have been foster parents for 19 years, cared for 33 children, a grandma to 7 children and many more call her mother and friend. She is a long time CAST Representative and Foster Parent Trainer. Verna goes above and beyond as a mentor. She and Kevin have [...]

Simon and Regina Kolombo

By |2019-12-09T08:37:33-07:00December 9th, 2019|Kinship Family Of The Year|

One year ago, Regina and Simon accepted the sudden responsibility of caring for five siblings from their cultural community and unexpectedly grew from a family of five to a family of ten. With a sense of humour, Regina explains how it all unfolded: “I didn’t know that one day I would be a mother to eight children. When my husband and I met, we talked about having children; I wanted two and he bumped it to [...]

Kasey Calligan

By |2019-12-09T08:37:55-07:00December 9th, 2019|Worker Of The Year|

If there is one word to describe Kasey during her thirty-plus years in Social Work, it would be passionate. Kasey is happy to talk “foster care” with anyone, and her passion becomes quickly evident; as it should for someone who has had such a storied career.  Her path has taken her through both the private and non-profit sector, the Catholic school system and the government first as a caseworker and now as a foster care [...]

Adam & Monique McCardle

By |2019-12-09T08:38:19-07:00December 9th, 2019|Foster Parent Of The Year|

“I would choose them to be on everyone’s team,’’commented one Team Leader, describing the benefits of working with Adam and Monique McCardle. Having fostered for eight years, Monique and Adam have managed a household of up to 12, including adults. In addition to their biological children, they have also adopted one, have been granted private guardianship of another, and have had many foster children at any one time. The McCardles have persevered with children (and [...]

AGM Update

By |2019-06-08T13:21:38-06:00June 8th, 2019|News|

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 Monday. The food was great and company even better and I was happy how engaged everyone was. I'd like to briefly recap the evening for those of you who couldn't make it. We discussed our financial position and voted in our new board. The new [...]


By |2019-06-04T21:10:08-06:00March 27th, 2019|Events|

Tubing was a hit! Thank you to all the families who made it out both nights. The weather was amazing, the hill was FAST and the company was the incredible. It's always so wonderful to get together with other families. I know my kids were happy to see old friends and make some new ones. There was a few Lost and Found Items. I have a pair of black sunglasses, and toddler water bottle and [...]