Calgary Region
Foster & Kinship Association

Welcome to the CRFKA

As a non-profit association, we are a membership of Foster and Kinship Parents, dedicated to supporting each other and advocating for the betterment of Children in Care. We not only provide support to Foster and Kinship families, but offer a number of activities for these children and their Foster families, among other initiatives.

Latest News

Thank you to the LDS Kids!

Last weekend, March 16, we had the pleasure of visiting with a wonderful group of children from the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints (Calgary North Stake) as they made blankets for children in care. This was part of their Bee-Longing and Bee-Kind work as a church and the commitment shown by the children was […]

We Are Proud To Offer

Membership

An incredible value at just $25 annually. Membership to an amazing support network as well as access to great activities, informative newsletter and opportunities for donated tickets to entertainment events.

Events

Register for one of our fun events. Hide and Seek Indoor playground, tubing at Norquay, laser tag and so many other great opportunities at just $20 per family!

Resources

The CRFKA has many resources available to foster families. Information on advocacy for children, connections for teenagers, child protection, indigenous and metis services and much more.

Mentorship

We know this journey can be exciting, rewarding, exhausting and trying. Mentoring provides readily available peer support, through confidential, trusting discussions and the sharing of ideas to ensure the best outcome for the children in your care.

Services

As an organization, the CRFKA provides many services to our member families. These service include telus spark passes for families to use, and a free clothing boutique of gently used items. We are also very excited to announce a new partnership with Airdire Project Linus; an organization that creates new, hand-made blankets for children.

Celebrating This Year’s Awards Recipients

Child Services Worker Of The Year

Leiane Smith

Leiane has chosen a challenging position of inner-city permanency planning for vulnerable youth in care. Teens have sometimes experienced extensive placement disruptions and can be

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Support Worker Of The Year

Karen Theissen

Karen is a Caregiver Supports Practitioner in the Calgary Region. She is supportive, reliable, and knowledgeable. She is quick to respond to emails and phone

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Kinship Family Of The Year

Farhia Mohammed

Farhia Mohamed has been providing Kinship Care for two girls from her Muslim Somalian community for the last couple of years. She opened her heart

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Outstanding Mentor Of The Year

Nikki Nieboer

This year’s award recipient was nominated for the Mentor Recognition Award by both her caseworker and her mentees. Her family’s journey began 12 years ago

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Foster Family Of The Year

Alison and Sean Smith

Alison and Sean have been fostering in the Calgary Region for 6 years. They put the care of the children first. Alison works inside the

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Child Services Worker Of The Year

Asongafeh Ndobegang

Asongafeh has worked as a Kinship Caregiver Supports Practitioner for 5 years. He was one of only 3 staff in Calgary who took part in

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