PAOC 4-14 Focus: Alberta and Northwest Territories

According to Stats Canada, almost half (48.1%) of all children aged 14 and under in foster care were Aboriginal children. Nearly 4% of Aboriginal children were foster children compared to 0.3% of non-Aboriginal children. (www12.statcan.gc.ca)

“There are more than 80,000 Canadian children who need safe and nurturing homes, and agencies that facilitate care are struggling to keep up.” says Bruce Clemenger, President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada. “Kids need secure, loving homes and there is more that churches and individual Christian families can do to provide them.” Quality Fostering Matters – For more information, visit EFC at www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/quality_fostering_matters

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