Children's Programs

Emergency, Family Connections,  Long Term & After Care Contracts

The Team

 Case Managers

  •  Provide support and direction to Families and Foster Families. 

  • Advocate for Parents while supporting the placing agency’s case plan. 

  • Act as liaison between the placing agency and the foster home to ensure high-quality care.


Family Facilitators

  •  Work directly with the Families to establish positive and effective Parenting strategies during Parenting times

  • Access community resources

  • Advocate

  • Assist in meeting the goals of the established case plan


Emergency, Family Connections, Long Term & After Care Contracts

Our Children’s Foster Programs provide support to Children and Families while recognizing individual cultural and spiritual connections. Working together to support Families, Case Managers, Family Facilitators and Foster Parents liaise with agencies from all 4 Authorities, Income Assistance, Justice, Housing, and many other community resources to achieve goals set out by the supervising agencies.

In the Emergency Program, the intake process is initiated by Emergency Placement Resource (EPR) as well as All Nations Coordinated Response Network (ANCR).  We have staff available on-call, 24/7 to facilitate intakes.

Emergency Program

We have emergency placements for Children aged 11 years and under.  Emergency placements are designed to provide a safe, stable and nurturing placement for 30-90 days. When additional time is required to actualize plans, we can provide additional time in our Family Connections (Reunification) Program.

Family Connections Program

For Children aged 11 years and under, our Foster Parents provide care for 3 to 18 months. Families are assisted with meeting their goals set forth by their placing agency.  The program is restorative in nature and focuses on Family reunification.  

Long-Term Program

For Children who are Permanent Wards and require extended care (until the age of majority).  Case Managers along with the Foster Parents work closely to preserve a stable environment for the Children while maintaining Family involvement.


All three programs follow the same protocols:

  •  Monthly progress reports to the placing agency

  • Intake meeting, progress meetings, discharge meeting, and discharge report

  • Twice monthly in-home support for Foster Parents

  • Weekly contact with parents where appropriate

  • Weekly Parent times where appropriate


 Services to Families

  • We have interactive visiting rooms that are decorated, comfortable spaces; including an area to enjoy meals and snacks during Family Parenting times.  Meals are provided by the Foster Parents and all Parenting times are supported by a Family Facilitator

  • We offer in house programming such as Parenting Class, Healthy Relationships and Anger Management. Parents receive a certificate upon completion.

  • B&L hosts Family Fun Days for the families 3 times per year (Spring, Summer and Winter) B&L also hosts a Christmas Day dinner (December 25) to allow for Families to be together on Christmas Day.

  • Our staff organize recreational evenings with Parents to connect and bond with them in the community.

                                                                                  Application and Licensing Process

  • Submit a B & L Foster Parent Application Form

  • Attend an orientation session for your desired program​

  • Take part in an interview

  • Attend a training series

                     (approximately 25 hours of training material split into sessions)

  •      Take part in a SAFE Home Study including...

    • Individual & family interviews, questionnaires, medical & personal references & background checks​

             Becoming a foster parent will take time.  The entire process from application to placement can take months.  We appreciate your patience while we work to ensure safe and suitable homes for foster children.


                       Thank you for your interest in Children's Foster Program.  While we accept applications year-round, 

                       we do not currently have an orientation scheduled.  Applications will remain on file and all successful

                       applicants will be contacted once an orientation becomes available.


You can contact our Children's Foster Programs directly by phone at 204-925-1000, by fax 204-925-1010 or visit us at 472 Notre Dame Avenue Winnipeg R3B 1R5 Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm.

Phone: 204-925-1800 (Pembina) 204-925-1000 (Notre Dame)

Fax: (204) 925-1818 (Pembina) 204-925-1010 (Notre Dame)

Administrative Offices & Mentor Program

850B Pembina Highway

Winnipeg Manitoba R3M 2M7

Children's Foster Programs

472 Notre Dame Avenue,

Winnipeg Manitoba R3B 1R5

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