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Enhanced Foster Care Program

We are seeking foster parents who live in Guelph and Wellington County for our Enhanced Foster Care Program for children and youth ages 10+.

The Enhanced Adoption Program is specifically for community members with a post-secondary degree or diploma in a child-related discipline (requirements below).  For our standard adoption program that most community members would apply for, please visit our adoption page.

We are looking for the following qualifications:

  • Must live in Guelph or Wellington County
  • Ability to provide trauma informed care to up to 2 unrelated children and youth (or in the case of siblings – up to 4 siblings in your home; experience supporting children with complex needs and their families/cultural communities is an asset
  • Understanding of grief and loss and the impact of trauma on the development of children and youth (and you as a caregiver)
  • At least one caregiver in the home must have a post secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline such as Social Work, Child & Youth Care, Social Services Worker, Nursing, PSW (other relevant degrees/diplomas and experience may be considered)
  • At minimum one stay at home caregiver is required
  • Ability to form trusting and supportive relationships is essential as well as work as part of the child and family’s network and service team
  • Must have a drivers license and be able to drive children and youth placed with you to their appointments/school etc.
  • Must support equity in services and supporting the identities of children, youth and their families which includes ethnic diversity as well as 2SLGBTQ+ children and youth
  • Be able to complete a home study and training program prior to approval as well as attend ongoing training which includes child welfare checks, police checks, medical reference, and personal references

We offer:

  • Competitive tax-free financial compensation for care provided to children and youth which is an all inclusive per diem of $114.80 a day for each child or youth placed with you (up to 2 placements).
  • Training opportunities
  • Foster Care Worker Support
  • One to One support
  • Individualized Wellness Support

We encourage applicants from all ethnic and religious backgrounds and from all gender identities and from our 2SLGBTQ+ community to connect with us to learn more about the next steps in becoming a caregiver with FCSGW’s Foster Enhanced program.

Email us at to learn more or call us at 519-824-2410 and ask to speak to a
Foster Care Initial Inquiry worker.

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