NL Foster Families Association 

Address: Suite 211, 90 O’Leary Avenue St. John’s, NL, A1B 2C7 

Tel: (709) 754-0213
Toll Free: 1-877-754-5007 
Fax: (709) 754-5007
Facebook: NL Foster Families Association 


To advance and promote the professional role of foster parents; to provide a collective voice for Foster Families in Newfoundland and Labrador; and, to promote collaborative partnerships that strengthen policies, programs and services which enhance the care and support provided to children and families in a manner that is sensitive to their cultural and individual needs.

Target Population:

Foster Families and those interested in becoming Foster Families.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

The association works in partnership with the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Foster Families, local associations and the community to meet the needs of foster parents and to enhance the care and support provided to children in care and their families. The four primary areas of focus are support, recruitment and retention, education and advocacy. Some of our services include; a peer mentoring program, educational sessions for students and the general public, recruitment campaign, social media presence, regional training days, an annual conference, travel throughout the province and a quarterly newsletter. 

  • Education
    • School Presentations
    • Information Sessions
    • Training days
    • Annual Symposium
    • Community Awareness
  • Retention and Support
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Waypoints Supporting Foster Parents Program
    • Foster Parent Support
    • Allegations Support
    • Local Associations
  • Advocacy
    • Systemic Advocacy
    • Individual Advocacy Assistance
  • Waypoints Supporting Foster Parents Program
    • Offers support, hands-on interventions, professional development and after hours on call support to foster parents in designated areas of the province.
  • Click here to access the Foster Care Handbook. 
  • Click here to access the Peer Mentoring Pamphlet.
  • Click here for details on Bursaries and Scholarships.  
  • Click here for list of resources

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