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  • Aboriginal Day 2014
        Join us for the 2014 Aboriginal Day Celebration "Hear the Drum Beat, Share Our Song.".
        For further information click here.
  • Letter to the Editor from the Edmonton and Area CFSA Board
        Recently, the Board for the Edmonton and Area child and Family Services Authority
        wrote to the Editors of the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald in response to the
        series of recent stories about the foster care system.  While edited versions of that letter
        were printed, you can read the full text here.
  • Heart Gallery Edmonton - Launched on November 21, 2014
        The Adoption Council of Canada, in partnership with the Edmonton and Area Child and
        Family Services Authority (CFSA) and Syked Photography, launched an innovative program,
        Heart Gallery Edmonton, to find homes for children and youth in foster care who need
        permanent families.

        The Heart Gallery's mission is to use the power of photography to capture the individuality
        and dignity of waiting children and youth, to raise public awareness about their needs, to
        obtain support to meet those needs, and to find permanent homes for them.  Our hope is that
        potential adoptive parents who see the portraits of these waiting children and youth will
        contact the CFSA to learn about how they can begin the adoption process.
        Heart Gallery Edmonton 2013 - Launch Highlights
        View Heart Gallery Edmonton          Adoption Profiles Lookup                Heart Gallery Canada 
        Adoption Council of Canada            A Child's Hope 
  • Alberta's Official Road Reports
    511 Alberta is a free traveller information service, operated by the Government of Alberta, 
       that may be accessed via phone, mobile device, or computer.
       More Information
  • Request for Information - Outcomes Based Service Delivery
       Through a Request for Information (RFI) process and in the spirit of collaboration, 
       Edmonton & Area Child & Family Services  is looking for ideas, feedback and information
       required for full and successful implementation of Outcomes Based Service Delivery (OBSD)
       throughout the entire region. The implementation of OBSD is an ongoing learning and 
       developmental experience and it is hoped that this RFI will contribute to its continued evolution.
       More Information          Request for Information - OBSD
  • A Child's Hope Event Calendar
  • Call for Nominations: Inspiration Awards - Leadership in Family Violence Prevention
        Do you know someone who is a leader in preventing family violence or supporting individuals
        and families who are affected by it, and deserves to be recognized? Nominations are now
        open for the first-ever Alberta Inspiration Awards. Share with us your story of someone who 
        is making a positive contribution to the safety, security and quality of life in the province. 
        Help us say thank you and recognize them with your nomination.    
        More Information          Read the info bulletin           Nomination Form
  • Child at Risk Response Teams (CARRT)
        The Child At Risk Response Team (CARRT) is an important partnership between the Edmonton
        Police Service (EPS) and the Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA).  
        Recently, the EPS produced and posted a short video about CARRT. To learn more about
        CARRT, the important role it plays in ensuring a child’s safety and how to report a child in
        need, please click this link: CARRT Video
  • Awards Celebrate excellence in early learning and child care   
        Early learning and child care professionals were recognized in Edmonton on April 27, 2012.  
        Read the full article on the 2012 Child Care Professional Awards of Excellence 
  • Success in School Program Strives to Help Children In Government Care
        Former kid-in-care Felicia Wilson struggled to cope with constant family conflict, working and
        attending high school but a new protocol put in place brings high hopes that more kids will do
        what Felicia did – graduate high school.  Read the full article in the Edmonton Journal here.
  • Edmonton and Area Child and Family Services Annual Report
        The Edmonton CFSA Annual Report is now available for download –  read more
  • Truth Be Told - Zebra Centre
        You Tube Video
  • A Child's Hope highlights need for adoptive, foster homes
        Jade and Amelia Gregresh shared their story of adoption to encourage others to take this
        important step – read more