Canadian Foster Family Association
The Canadian Foster Family Association is a national organization incorporated in 1987 with a mandate to speak as a collective voice for foster families throughout the country. Its primary goal is to enhance the quality of care provided to children in Canada.
North American Council on Adoptable Children
NACAC is committed to meeting the needs of waiting children and the families who adopt them. Many adoptable children — once labeled unadoptable or hard to place — are school-aged. NACAC’s main event is a yearly conference held to raise awareness of these children, their needs, and ways to get them into permanent homes.
Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
This Calgary-based organization is a great resource for Aboriginal youth. They publish New Tribe magazine, fight racism with the AARM arts and theatre program, and offer online seminars on Aboriginal Awareness for non-Aboriginal employers. They’re even working with elders and youth to produce a graphic novel completely in the Blackfoot language!
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Alberta Foster Parent Association
The online home of the province-wide foster parent association for Alberta. They have a number of helpful resources and programs like F.A.S.T. to support foster parents facing allegations.
Autism Society of Edmonton Area
The Autism Society of Edmonton Area (ASEA) helps families and communities embrace and support people on the autism spectrum throughout their lives.
Edmonton Cerebral Palsy Association
The ECPA provides assistance to individuals and families affected by Cerebral Palsy, including funding support.
Edmonton Epilepsy Association
The EEA works to assure the well being of persons with epilepsy through increased public awareness and education. EEA works to promote, in any way possible, an improved quality of life for persons with epilepsy.
Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, Edmonton Chapter
LD Edmonton hosts support groups, information sessions, and conferences, helping you get all the support you need when touched by a learning disability.
Schizophrenia Society of Alberta
We work to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.