Durham Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is in need of foster homes and is hosting a series of upcoming information sessions to inform people about the need and the process, and to dispel myths about fostering.
Foster parents and their families work with Durham CAS staff to provide a home environment for children who need a safe, temporary place to live.
When placing a child in care, Durham CAS considers the best interest of the child, and whenever possible, finds a cultural match. Families of all cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Approximately 25 homes are needed for children of all ages, especially teens and sibling groups.
Foster families are from all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, and include all types of family composition (single or partnered, LGBTQ2S+, with or without children, etc.).
According to Durham CAS officials, the upcoming information sessions will address questions regarding topics such as parents who work at home or outside of the home, families with pets, and family composition. The sessions will answer questions regarding the training, financial compensation and ongoing supports provided to foster families.
Individuals attending will have the opportunity to meet staff, learn about fostering for Durham CAS and how to get involved.
Information sessions are scheduled on the following dates:
- Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at Durham CAS, 1320 Airport Blvd., Oshawa
- Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at McLean Community Centre, 95 Magill Dr. Ajax
- Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., at Scugog Community Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach St., Port Perry
- Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Durham Reg. Hwy 2, Bowmanville
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