Mentor Program

Supported & Specialized

The Mentor Program is a specialized foster care program designed to address the needs of level IV and V  children and adolescents who require additional supports in daily living. The program offers supported, professional foster homes that provide long term, stable placements, while maintaining healthy family connections.  A Case Manager works closely with each placement and Foster Parent, providing direct in-home support, supervision, and training.  Mentor Foster Parents are trained to deliver a model of care which involves a structured therapeutic environment as well as attention to individual needs.

Using a relationship-based approach, Foster Parents support youth living in their care by honouring the connections that form the foundation of the youth’s evolving life plans. 


  • Empower Foster Parents and Case Managers to increase their confidence and knowledge base.

  • Increase the skill and knowledge base of Foster Parents & Case Managers through training and the sharing of knowledge in monthly support meetings.

  • Decrease the number of placement breakdowns.

  • Case Managers work closely with Foster Parents to address the challenging and evolving needs of youth to create a continuum of care into age of majority.

  • Maintain contact with natural families, previous placements and collateral supports throughout placement for the purpose of information sharing and preserving the youth's relationships.

  • To provide a continuity of care beyond the age of 18 when it is the best care plan for youth currently in our care.

Placement falls into 2 categories: Supported (Level IV) & Specialized (Level V).  Each case plan is created to address the specific strengths and challenges of that particular youth.  Emphasis is placed upon creating short-term goals which facilitate integration into mainstream community settings.  Our Case Managers coordinate service, liaise with appropriate resources and supervise treatment plans specific to each individual youth.  Case Managers and Foster Parents meet weekly to plan, strategize and review goals and behaviours.  Social Workers can refer directly to the program.  Please call us at 204-925-1800 or email:

Application and Licensing Process

  • Submit a B & L 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 Mentor 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.                          

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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