Regardless of where you live, there are opportunities to become involved with the Foster Family Network. We are here to represent you, so being a part of who we are and how we run only makes sense. The following is a list of ways you can be involved with the Foster Family Network. How you become involved will depend entirely upon your interests and your time.
Here are a few ways to get involved.
By volunteering your time, you are assisting the Foster Family Network to operate more effectively and reinforcing that the Foster Family Network is about foster parents supporting foster parents. There are a number of ways to volunteer:
- in the office assisting staff with event planning or office duties
- have the greatest impact on support and representing other foster parents as a member of our Board of Directors
- assist in the growth of the Discount Card Program by signing your business up as a
To become a volunteer, call us at (204) 940-1280 or toll-free at 1-866-458-5650 and leave a message for our volunteer coordinator.
Become a Peer Support Provider
Here at the Network we sincerely believe knowledge is the key to strengthening and empowering current caregivers abilities to offer better care for children-in-care.
Members of this team are trained, skilled kinship/foster parents who field calls and email requests on a rotating schedule.
Peer Support Providers offer direct services and are supported by a Community Development Worker.
To become a Peer Support Provider we require you to be a currently (or formerly) licensed kinship/foster parent and in good standing with your licensing agency.
To become a peer support provider, call us at (204) 940-1280, toll-free at 1-866-458-5650 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join a Committee
The Foster Family Network works hard to maintain a grassroots focus. One way of ensuring we don’t loose sight of foster parents helping foster parents is to have foster parents on each of our committees.
The Foster Family Network committees are:
- Newsletter Committee
- Fostering Connections Forum Committee
- Discount Card Committee
Create a Foster Parent Gathering
Gatherings serve as a grassroots support system for foster families and act as a collective voice to improving the Child Welfare System.
Assist at an Event or Forum
The Foster Family Network hosts a number of free events throughout Manitoba. Come join us.