No Child Should Have to Wait

AS OF THE 2016 CENSUS, THERE WERE 28,030 FOSTER CHILDREN UNDER 14 YEARS OF AGE IN CANADA

STAND SUNDAY CANADA DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES
2020 Stand Sunday Toolkit

(Combined Orphan Sunday-Stand Sunday Toolkit)

2020 Canadian Stand Sunday Posters

Multiple Designs

Design 2

2020 Canada Stand Sunday Postcard

4 x 6 Postcard

Design 1

Design 2

2020 Pastor Invitation Postcard

4 x 6 Postcard

2020 Stand Sunday Facebook Banner and Profile Image

Contact Us if higher resolution or full bleed versions are required for professional printing. 

OTHER SUPPORTING MATERIALS
(Suitable for Canada with little or no adaptation)
The Foster Care Prayer Guide

CAFO

Find Your Fit in Foster Care

CAFO

Growing a Foster Movement in Your Community

CAFO

Aging Out Initiative

CAFO - how the Church can help create healthy life transitions for those aging out of care

OTHER CANADIAN RESOURCES

How is Verified different from product review sites like G2, Capterra, Software Advisor, et al?


Verified is a digital supplement to the reference checking process. References are supplied by the technology vendors. References are interviewed, confidentially, by a Verified expert. Verified does not compensate the references, and prospects have confidence that they are hearing a real customer provide real feedback. With Verified experts asking the questions, the prospect gets context and added depth – making it a much more valuable experience for the prospect.




Does Verified replace the need for a phone call with references?


Using Verified, prospects are able to hear from references without having to schedule a call. It is possible, however, that some prospects will want to have a follow-up call with a particular reference. This is done via the same process being used today. The difference is that the follow-up call is richer and can address specific questions from the prospect, since the prospect has the benefit of having viewed the Verified interview and can ask more precise follow-up questions.




Does Verified recruit references?


No. The vendor is still responsible for cultivating customers and signing them up to be references. However, with Verified, it’s easier to engage customers and turn them into references, since the “ask” is easy. Instead of countless hours spent on the phone, a reference now does a 30-minute interview with a Verified expert, and the Verified app makes it possible for new prospects to watch the interview without having to speak with the reference.





OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

(Encouraging families on the journey of foster care, mobilizing and equipping churches, resource development, coaching)

(Resources and connections for churches to engage in supporting foster care. Many adaptable to use in Canada)

(Foster Care category contains numerous relevant post regarding foster care church initiatives)

(Resources and encouragement for foster, adoptive and special needs families. Oasis online community provides real-time support from real people, in-depth resources, and replenishment on the journey)

(This list of podcasts includes some with a foster care focus and biblical foundation)

ETC Supporting Materials

Access a compilation of supporting materials for Canadian families which are directly related to  Empowered to Connect and TBRI. Trainer lists, resource lists and other useful information along with answers to frequently asked questions from Canadian Empowered to Connect Attendees.

Together for Adoption Canada Conference


2021 Date To Be Determined A 2 day conference aimed at raising awareness while bringing together and equipping people across Canada who share a heart for adoption, foster care and advocacy for vulnerable children, the conference highlights the Biblical call for Christians to care for the fatherless. http://www.t4acanada.com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/T4ACanada




April 2021 Empowered to Connect Conference


April 2021 and additional replay dates at various locations across Canada. A 2 day conference live simulcast from the USA teaching the impacts of trauma and chronic stress on the brain development of children and how that translates into their behaviours and ability to cope with day-to-day life. Introduction to the Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) model of how caring adults can help bring hope and healing to these kids from hard places. This event will be live simulcast to a number of Canadian sites. See the site listing at the Show Hope Website ​or Forever Families Website. (Plus sites in Didsury Alberta, Richmond, BC and Aldergrove, BC) Connect with other Canadians who are anticipating this event on the Empowered to Connect Canada Facebook Page.




Belong Summit


Anticipated Fall 2021 Winnipeg, Manitoba Everyone has a piece in the child welfare puzzle, this conference brings together people wanting to grow more effective as a Church in caring for vulnerable children through family restoration, foster care, and adoption.
http://www.belong2018.com




A Child's Song Conference


2021 Date To Be Determined A 2 day conference to equip and educate anyone interested in understanding children who have experienced adoption and foster care. With an emphasis on professional development for the first day and family and community focused topics the second day, the conference typically features more than 15 different sessions facilitated by a variety of adoption competent clinicians, psychologists and community partners. Participants also have access to exciting new adoption focused resources and information. http://www.achildssong.ca/event/a-childs-song-adoption-conference-2019/





CANADIAN EVENTS

How is Verified different from product review sites like G2, Capterra, Software Advisor, et al?


Verified is a digital supplement to the reference checking process. References are supplied by the technology vendors. References are interviewed, confidentially, by a Verified expert. Verified does not compensate the references, and prospects have confidence that they are hearing a real customer provide real feedback. With Verified experts asking the questions, the prospect gets context and added depth – making it a much more valuable experience for the prospect.




Does Verified replace the need for a phone call with references?


Using Verified, prospects are able to hear from references without having to schedule a call. It is possible, however, that some prospects will want to have a follow-up call with a particular reference. This is done via the same process being used today. The difference is that the follow-up call is richer and can address specific questions from the prospect, since the prospect has the benefit of having viewed the Verified interview and can ask more precise follow-up questions.




Does Verified recruit references?


No. The vendor is still responsible for cultivating customers and signing them up to be references. However, with Verified, it’s easier to engage customers and turn them into references, since the “ask” is easy. Instead of countless hours spent on the phone, a reference now does a 30-minute interview with a Verified expert, and the Verified app makes it possible for new prospects to watch the interview without having to speak with the reference.





Sources for Canadian Statistics
What Can I Do?
1. Get the Facts

There is a lot of misinformation about why kids end up in foster care and who can make a difference. Bust the myths with the real facts.

2. Learn the Needs

Contact your local government child welfare office or foster parent network and ask about the local needs for families and kids in your area.

3. Find Your Place

Not everyone's called to be a foster parent, but we can each do something. Respite, mentoring, advocacy, Safe Families - connect with existing organizations and find your fit!

Videos

One Caring Adult

Josh Shipp

4 Principles of Moving Barns

CAFO Foster Care Initiative

No Super Powers Needed

A Home for Every Child Adoption Society

Older Child Adoption

AdoptUSkids.org

We all Want to Belong

Focus on the Family Waiting to Belong

JJ's Story
Canadian Awareness

A Home for Every Child Adoption Society

Safe Families

Safe Families Canada

Do you know of other resources we should be sharing? Let us know!

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