York Region Children’s Aid Society extends its sincere thanks to the many devoted foster parents who provide safe and nurturing homes for children and youth! The love and support foster parents provide has a lifelong impact on children and youth’s development and well-being.

During the third week of October, Foster Family Appreciation Week is celebrated by Ontario’s child welfare sector to acknowledge the important role foster parents play in the lives of children, youth, and families across the province. YRCAS works in partnership with families to support children and youth at home. But when children cannot remain with their primary caregivers, and kin are not available, foster parents provide children and youth with a safe family setting during a difficult and confusing time. Children living with foster caregivers are reunified with their families once their primary caregivers’ parenting skills have been strengthened with support from Children’s Aid Societies and the community.

Foster parents are needed from diverse racial, religious, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity backgrounds to ensure inclusive and responsive services for children and youth.

If you are interested in becoming a foster parent, please call us to learn more or email us at fostering@yorkcas.org.