Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Foster Family Training Goes Online in Saskatchewan in Bid to Recruit More Homes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Foster Family Training Goes Online in Saskatchewan in Bid to Recruit More Homes

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Foster family training goes online

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan government is trying to make it easier for more people to train to become foster parents, as the number of foster homes dramatically drops.

In a move being touted as a first in Canada, the Saskatchewan Foster Families Association and the province are working together to provide the required 30 hours of training for foster families online.

Social Services Minister Tina Beaudry-Mellor says it's a game-changer for prospective foster parents.

Beaudry-Mellor says there are many people who want to help children in need, but what they lack is time and the online training with video conferencing will help.

In the last four years, the number of foster homes in Saskatchewan has fallen by 35 per cent. …

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