Services for Children Independent Living & Families

Some of the programs and services presently offered to children and foster families are as follows:

Training & Support

  • 24-hour support system by Resource Workers and/or Director
  • Ongoing regular supervision by Resource Worker
  • Immediate crisis intervention and/or support
  • Independent Living – DSO, COTA, ODSP, Extended Care Maintenance (ECM)
  • FASD Respite Services
  • Regular respite – six weeks or more frequently if it is felt that additional support is
    required
  • Regular vacation – three weeks per calendar year
  • Natural family support system if deemed appropriate by all team members
  • Ongoing Child and Youth Worker support and intervention as required
  • Internal Drive Program
  • Social events
  • Appreciation dinners
  • Support counselling
  • Seasonal newsletter
  • Annual Home Reviews – safety home checklist, fire drills
  • Life Book / Sacred Bundle support
  • Supervision of sibling visits along with access visits when applicable
  • Summer and March Break Camp – View our Brochure

Regular Training Programs

  • PRIDE
  • F.A.S.D
  • CPI
  • First Aid
  • CPR
  • FFTA
  • OARTY
  • Separation and Loss
  • Infant Development
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Car Seat Training
  • Learning disability training
  • Medication Awareness
  • Independent Living Transition
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness
  • Attachment & Separation Anxiety
  • ADHD Training Seminars
  • Children’s Aid Society Association
  • Child Welfare League of Canada
  • Safeguards
  • Sparrow Lake Alliance
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • Sign Language training
  • Behavioural Management Strategies
  • Quarterly Support Group Meetings with guest speakers
  • Special interest training
  • Food and Nutrition – Canada’s Food Guide and Canada’s Native Food Guide
  • Cultural Diversity

We offer tax free compensation, recreation programs, regular planned respite and vacation, opportunities for advanced training and professional development throughout your fostering career. Our extensive 24/7 support and case management provides our foster parents with the security of a strong team approach that helps the foster child reach their full potential.

You could be the answer to a child’s hope for a home.

Therapy

  • Psychiatric consultations
  • Psychological assessments and follow-up therapy where needed
  • Determining needs of children and coordinating the services to provide on an ongoing basis or as required
  • Anger management classes
  • Speech and Language
  • Play / Art Therapy / Theraplay

Recreation

  • Annual trips – Wonderland, Wet and Wild, Bowling, Movies
  • Annual Christmas Party
  • Annual BBQ
  • Registered Recreational programs in community – swimming, dance, soccer, drama

Camps

  • Six week Summer Day Camp – View our Brochure
  • 1 week March break camp
  • One week of summer overnight camp

    A Child’s Oasis runs a six week Summer Day Camp and one week March Break program to foster children aged 5-12. Camp consists of weekly themes, crafts, outings, games, sports and once a week trips/ guest speaker. Opportunities for youth to receive their school community service hours can take place through volunteering at the camp.

Cultural Needs

  • Meeting the diverse needs of children
  • Race, ethnic, spiritual needs
  • Linguistic needs
  • Food & nutrition
  • Religious options
  • Baptism, first communion, confirmation
  • Naming ceremony, pow wows, smudging, camp, elders/healers, Monday Cultural night
    events, monthly children in-care programs

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