Volunteer / Membership

Join EDFSA | Volunteer | Membership Benefits

Membership in EDFSA is free!  We are open to anyone interested in fostering, kinship care, and foster-to-adopt care.  As a member, you can attend our events, join our Board of Directions, and more.  We host regular Youth Activity Nights, support groups, and educational opportunities.

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Remember:  Many hands make for light work!

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Everyone has something to offer! We would love to hear your ideas. Don’t be shy: suggest things that aren't listed here! We welcome and value your feedback.

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Membership Benefits

Members can:

  • Exercise the right to vote
  • Be part of the planning and decision-making
  • Give input in the foster, kinship, and foster-to-adopt process
  • Be privy to information that affects foster care/permanency care
  • Get assistance filing formal reviews, understanding what happens when allegations are made, liaising with social workers, finding options for your family, and receive emotional support
  • Receive parenting support and advice when you need it
  • Be apprised of foster care/permanency care rights, responsibilities, etc.
  • Help with untangling the specifics in legislation relevant to foster care, such as:
    Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Act; Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Provincial Policy; Child, Youth & Family Enhancement Regional Policy; Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP)
  • Be directed to appropriate resources if the EDFSA is unable to provide the support
  • Access support for children with special needs
  • Provide input into and access changes in Policy
  • Take advantage of our workshops, seminars, conferences, general meetings, guest speakers, library, etc.
  • Access the Carousel Program (a used clothing bank for children)
  • Use our meeting rooms (subject to qualification and availability)
  • Access “Kids Up Front” tickets to major sporting events, arts events, performances, etc. as they become available to the Association
  • Come to recreational & social opportunities for children and their caregivers
  • Network with other caregivers
  • Be on our email list and get the latest updates on workshops for caregivers, kids’ activities, and supplemental training offered through the EDFSA