The process to become a foster family is outlined below. The length of time from submitting your application to approval will vary but the entire process can take many months.
To become a foster caregiver the first step is to complete our online inquiry form.
Once Peel CAS receives your completed online inquiry form, a worker will contact you to discuss your suitability to either be a foster or adoptive caregiver. An application will be sent to you to be completed. A visit will be arranged to meet you and your family to discuss your eligibility and openness to complex special needs.
A SAFE Homestudy and P.R.I.D.E. Parent Training will need to be completed, and you will be required to complete several other standardized training components. These are required by the Province of Ontario and will be offered to you at no cost by trained instructors. Learn more about training.
All applicants will be required to provide local police checks from Peel Region, as well as any country where they have lived (for six months or longer) since the age of eighteen. Our staff will provide you with guidance about securing international police clearances.
Once the assessment and training process is successfully completed, you will be approved to become a foster caregiver. There is no set waiting time before you receive placement of a child as careful consideration is given to matching children with the most appropriate family.