In response to the death of a foster child in January 2007, Janis Tarchuk, Minister of Alberta Children’s Services, called for a review to examine the circumstances surrounding this tragic death, and to assess Alberta’s foster care practice and standards. This review was called under the authority of section 8(2) of the Government Organization Act.
This report presents information regarding Alberta’s foster care practice and standards and includes findings and recommendations identified and developed by the Review Board pertaining to Alberta’s foster care system. The Review Board also undertook to develop a future vision for foster care in Alberta, intended to serve as a guideline for future enhancement and refinements to the foster care system. A section dedicated to this future vision is also included in this report.