Who We Are
The Kinship & Foster Family Network of Manitoba is a non-profit, charitable organization focused on grassroots community development opportunities to enhance the lives of kinship & foster families. Through a province-wide network, kinship & foster parents receive training, guidance and assistance, often provided by other kinship & foster parents within the community.
To encourage, promote, assist, and educate foster and kinship homes to enhance the quality of life for children in care.
At The Kinship & Foster Family Network of Manitoba we believe in the:
Empowerment of Kinship and Foster Parents to be respected members of the professional team, and we strive to provide training and supports that will assist you in achieving this goal.
Kinship and Foster Care works best when following the Principles of Addition:
- Always add rather than subtract people from a child’s life.
- Adding people always expands the circle of support.
- The birth family always remains at the center of the circle.
- A kinship or foster family is not the center of the circle but a valuable complementary addition to the birth family.
How the Kinship & Foster Family Network Began
After a loss of funding for The Foster Family Association in 1993, a group of hard-working and committed foster parents came together and created a funding proposal to establish a province-wide foster family network in Manitoba.
In 2000, the first office of the Kinship & Foster Family Network of Manitoba was opened on Provencher Boulevard in Winnipeg. Today, we are located at 90 Terracon Place in Winnipeg and as kinship & foster parent volunteer involvement in the network grows, so do the services we provide. We are proud of the assistance we have been able to provide to the kinship & foster family community.
Group Meeting Space
Our office at 90 Terracon Place has space for Kinship & Foster Parent Gatherings. In addition, often the Network has knowledge of spaces that can be used free of charge in various communities throughout Manitoba.
Please contact our main line at (204) 940-1280 for more details.
A lot of what we do is about connecting Kinship & foster families with other kinship & foster families, foster families needs to available supports and foster care trends to solutions. Give us a call at (204) 940-1280 to talk about how we can all work together to improve the child welfare system.