Ministry of Children's Services

Government of Alberta - Foster Caregiver Recruitment

Recruits adults interested in providing temporary care for children.

Service provides:

  • recruitment of adults interested in providing temporary care for children when the biological family is unable or unwilling to assume responsibility for the child
  • training, support, and financial compensation for foster parents or caregivers caring for children

May include:

  • Kinship Care in a family home that is approved to care for a child because of a family connection or significant relationship to the child
  • Indigenous Foster Caregiver Program that supports Indigenous families interested in providing full-time, temporary care for Indigenous children
  • private guardianship
  • adoption
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • residents of Alberta
  • 18 years and older
  • in a stable relationship for at least 12 months
  • physically and metally capable of caring for children
  • with a separate residence apart from other caregivers
  • who are financially stable and living within their means
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • contact for more information or to apply
  • visit website to find a local office
Applications must include:
  • 3 personal references 
  • a medical reference 
  • a Criminal Record Check including Vulnerable Sector Search 
  • and a Child Intervention Record Check
Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times vary. Contact for details.

Web Site
Fee: Yes,

Fees for Criminal Record Check.

Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: Yes - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Provincial Government
Last Updated On
September 11, 2020
4820 Richard Road SW
Calgary, AB, T3E 6L1
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Hours of Operation
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM
08:15 AM - 04:30 PM