Who We Are
The Manitoba Foster Family Network is a non-profit, charitable organization focused on grassroots community development opportunities to enhance the lives of foster families. Through a province-wide network, foster parents receive training, guidance and assistance, often provided by other foster parents within the community.
To encourage, promote, assist, and educate foster and kinship homes to enhance the quality of life for children in care.
At Manitoba Foster Family Network we believe in the:
Empowerment of Kinship and Foster Parents to be respected members of the professional team, and we strive to provide training and supports that will assist you in achieving this goal.
Kinship and Foster Care works best when following the Principles of Addition:
- Always add rather than subtract people from a child’s life.
- Adding people always expands the circle of support.
- The birth family always remains at the center of the circle.
- A kinship or foster family is not the center of the circle but a valuable complementary addition to the birth family.
How the Foster Family Network Began
After a loss of funding for The Foster Family Association in 1993, a group of hard-working and committed foster parents came together and created a funding proposal to establish a province-wide foster family network in Manitoba.
In 2000, the first office of the Manitoba Foster Family Network was opened on Provencher Boulevard in Winnipeg. Today, we are located at 90 Terracon Place in Winnipeg and as foster parent volunteer involvement in the network grows, so do the services we provide. We are proud of the assistance we have been able to provide to the foster family community.
Group Meeting Space
Our office at 90 Terracon Place has space for Foster Parent Gatherings. In addition, often the Network has knowledge of spaces that can be used free of charge in various communities throughout Manitoba.
Please contact our main line at (204) 940-1280 for more details.
A lot of what we do is about connecting foster families with other foster families, foster families needs to available supports and foster care trends to solutions. Give us a call at (204) 940-1280 to talk about how we can all work together to improve the child welfare system.