Foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. Single people, couples and families of all constellations and backgrounds – with or without their own children – may apply to become foster caregivers.
We welcome Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+) and others who may contribute to diversity in the availability of foster homes to be a good match for children and youth who need homes.
Our philosophy is to provide children and youth with a foundation of care and support to reach their full potential.
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A child or youth in Foster Care lives with a family, couple, or single caregiver in the caregiver’s home in the community. The child or youth is supported with their day-to-day needs, participates in family activities, and is integrated into the community.
All of our families and caregivers are qualified to provide a high standard of care, support, and supervision to the child or youth. The Foster Care program has homes throughout the Lower Mainland and the Sunshine Coast, including Powell River.
This program operates within a trauma-informed and attachment-based theoretical approach. The program’s philosophy is to provide children and youth with a foundation of care and support to reach their full potential.
Strive carefully and thoroughly screens and selects all homes and caregivers before approving them for Foster Care.
The assessment process includes: reference checks, medical checks, any historical and/or current involvement with MCFD, a written Home Study, as well as a criminal record checks on all adults over 18 years of age who live in the home.