Supportive and nurturing communities
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.
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
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.
View Heart Gallery Edmonton Adoption Profiles Lookup Heart Gallery Canada
Adoption Council of Canada
511 Alberta is a free traveller information service, operated by the Government of Alberta,
that may be accessed via phone, mobile device, or computer.
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
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
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
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
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.
The Edmonton CFSA Annual Report is now available for download – read more
You Tube Video
Jade and Amelia Gregresh shared their story of adoption to encourage others to take this
important step – read more
Last updated: Dec 11, 2013 11:58
Last updated: Dec 11, 2013 11:58