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.
If you’re thinking about fostering or would like more information about the training, support and compensation Aspen foster parents receive, please complete the form below or call 403-219-3477 ext. 144.
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 welcome foster parents of all identities, ethnicities, religions and walks of life. Whether you’re single or married, with or without children, outgoing or introverted, you can foster. In fact, having diversity among our foster parents allows us to better match children and youth with a home that’s best for them.
Check out our Fostering FAQ to learn more about the basic eligibility requirements for foster parents in Alberta.
We know that being a parent can have its challenges. That’s why we’re here to support foster families along every step of their journey. All Aspen foster parents receive free, comprehensive training, 24/7 on-call support, and compensation to assist with the costs of caring for a child.
Specific resources and benefits include but are not limited to:
Children and youth are matched with foster homes 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.
Learn more about how children are matched with foster homes and get answers to other frequently asked questions on our Fostering FAQ page.
Aspen works closely with its foster homes and case management team to:
We're here to answer answer all of your questions. Complete the form at the top of this page, or call 403-219-3477 ext. 144.
You'll also want to check out our Fostering FAQ page for answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about fostering and becoming a foster parent with Aspen.