Providing Support for Foster Parents & Caregivers

The Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program has been developed in conjunction with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to provide support to foster families and extended family caregivers in order to maintain foster placements.

CSP provides services to assist caregivers in managing a wide range of challenges and behaviours related to trauma, diagnoses, attachment and transitions. CSP staff promote self-advocacy and provide support through individual in-person sessions, phone/text/email support, care team meetings, resources and training opportunities.

Services include:

  • Home/office sessions
  • Phone, text and email support
  • Support at meetings (MCFD, care team, family, school)
  • Resources
  • Special events
  • Training opportunities

Referrals are made through MCFD Resource Social Workers, however CSP staff are available by phone to answer questions or concerns. Call 778-880-8555 extensions 1 - Callie, 2 - Teresa, 5 - Vicki or 7 - Lisa Incantalupo-Ardzivian (supervisor).

The Caregiver (Foster Parent) Support Program office is located at the Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre, 33355 Bevan Avenue, Abbotsford V2S 1W1.