Foster Parent Support
Being a foster parent is incredibly rewarding. It is also challenging from time to time. During those times, we’re here to offer support services and programs to anyone who needs them:
Local Association/Support Groups
These groups exist within various regions of the province and are run by other foster parents who can offer their knowledge, experience and support. Sometimes, all it takes is having someone who understands what you’re facing and has been through similar experiences as a foster parent. If you require additional support, the local support group members can help guide you to the proper resources.
Executive Director Support
As the Executive Director of the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia, the E.D. is often called upon to attend meetings and work directly with foster parents and foster associations. We are a hands-on organization dedicated to assisting foster parents. Support is just a call or email away.
Our newsletter keeps Foster Parents and Associations up to date on the latest news and developments in Nova Scotia. It’s informative and inspiring reading with supportive articles and other contributions from Foster Parents and Federation Members from around the province.
Regional Fostering Focus Team
We believe that organizational health requires a relationship built on a strong foundation of open communication, shared understanding and respectful practice. The purpose of these committees is to build on the pre-existing foundation between foster families and the Department of Community Services in order to enhance opportunities for collaboration and strengthen service delivery across the Province. There is a committee per region. Each committee will meet four times per year.
Meeting Minutes per Region:
Central Region Access Program Team Leads
Heather Wayne – firstname.lastname@example.org; 902-424-0193
Darren Shwaykowski – email@example.com; 902-424-0166
Lynn Legge – firstname.lastname@example.org; 902-424-0076
Carolyn Rathbun – email@example.com; 902-424-0064