Thanks to kind, giving families just like yours, we are able to provide children and youth in Alberta with safe, nurturing and supportive care when they need it most.
Becoming a foster parent is an opportunity to open your heart and home to a young person during a critical time in their life. Many of these children have experienced trauma, have been subject to unsafe circumstances, or both. By giving a child a place of comfort and safety, you can provide the greatest gift of all: a place to call home.
At Aspen, we carefully screen and train all foster parents, providing free, comprehensive training and support, and 24/7 on call support. Foster families also receive a tax-free per diem to cover the basic costs associated with caring for a child. Additional funding is available for extra-curricular and school activities as well as for relief care.
We understand that being a foster parent can have its challenges and we commit to being there to support you along every step of the journey.
You will be matched with a child or youth in collaboration with Aspen and Children’s Services. Children in need of foster care range in age from newborn to adolescent, and are of all ethnicities, religions and gender identities. We work hard to place every child in a home that best fits their individual needs and interests.
Aspen works closely with its foster homes and case management team to: