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3055 - Foster Caregiver - IMMEDIATE NEED
Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon


Peel Children’s Aid Society (Peel CAS) strives to ensure the safety and well-being of the community’s most vulnerable with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Through culturally competent services, with the support of our Peel community, we help parents and caregivers build healthy families and provide a safe environment for children and youth. The agency is in need of FOSTER HOMES for children with complex needs, teens, and sibling groups. Caregivers from diverse backgrounds who have experience working with young people with medical or behavioural needs preferred


Could you offer a safe and loving home to a child or youth in need?

Foster Caregivers play a pivotal role in nurturing children and youth during an extremely difficult time in their lives. Caregivers look after the day-to-day needs of the child, take them to appointments, attend school events, and facilitate their continued connection to their family, culture and community (Peel CAS covers costs related to the child’s care but caregivers in a fostering 'role' are not paid a salary).

Peel Children's Aid welcomes enquiries by residents of Mississauga/Brampton/Caledon (Peel region) who are interested in pursuing this important volunteering opportunity: TEL. 905 363 6131, ext. 1819.


We offier:

  • Robust training opportunities
  • Professional support from our care team of social workers, nurses, and child and youth workers
  • The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young person


Foster Caregivers of all genders and cultural backgrounds are welcome. You do need strong parenting skills, a love of children and the time to devote to a child’s emotional and physical needs. To become a Foster Caregiver, you do not need to be married, have children, or own your own home. You need to be financially secure – Peel CAS covers costs related to the child’s care but caregivers are not paid a salary. You should reside in a non-smoking home with a suitable bedroom for the child and be able to drive the child to appointments as needed. Child and youth thrive best when there is a full-time caregiver in the home.

SCREENING of applicants will be virtual/remote, initially (Tel/Email/Online interviewing), with 'home visits' in the case of suitable candidates.

Min Age: 21   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Required   
Proof of Vaccination: Not required

Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE, subject to fostering responsibilities: Foster Caregivers must be in a position, and commit, to meeting the day-to-day needs of a child or youth. 


A robust training program is provided to all volunteer Foster Caregivers

More Details
Areas of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Parent & Child Support, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals, Newcomers, Older Adults

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