Provincial Awareness and Recruitment Committee (Department of Community Services Committee)

Mission: To make recommendations to the provincial foster care program for the development and implementation of recruitment strategies for the annual Provincial Foster Care Recruitment Plan. The committee also makes recommendations and leads the development of recruitment materials and tools to promote awareness of the foster care program and the ongoing need for foster parents. Other responsibilities include:

  • Recommending strategies to the provincial foster care program and the Department of Community Services for publicly thanking foster families during National/Provincial Foster Family Appreciation Week.
  • Utilizing provincial recruitment/awareness statistics to make recommendations for the development and subsequent evaluation of provincial recruitment plans.

Membership consists of representatives from the Department of Community Services, the Federation office, agency staff and regional foster parents.

Regional Foster Parent Representatives:

Federation Representative – Rose Callaghan ( Please direct any questions or issues regarding this committee to her.

Northern - Flora Burns
Central - Mary Smith
Eastern - Sheila Hill
Western - Joanne Mutton
Mi’kmaq - Darlene Arseneau