Mandatory Training Programs for Foster Parents

PRIDE Pre-service Orientation 

This is an online training that must be completed by Foster Parent applicants. The aim of this orientation is to prepare applicants with basic knowledge about fostering and caring for children and youth in care. While learning the PRIDE model of practice, the hope is that families will be assisted in making an informed decision about whether fostering a child or youth is the right fit for them and their families.

If you’re interested in learning more about applying and registering for this course, contact your nearest Ministry of Children and Families office, or contact the Community Bridge.


PRIDE In-Service and Kinship Training

Children who are in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development require caring and skilled caregivers to meet their unique needs. Therefore, the province of British Columbia has implemented the PRIDE In-Service  to provide Foster Parents and Kinship caregivers with the support and knowledge they need to create a solid foundation.

The course is a mandatory training that has been designed to be completed online and is standardized for caregivers across BC. It is offered at no cost to Foster parents.

Still need to complete this?

If you would like more information about this training please speak to your resource social worker at MCFD

Support and Development Meetings

The topics offered will be a variety that Caregivers will find helpful in providing care i.e.: reducing family stress, ADHD, FASD, self harm, sleep disorders, managing schedules, attachment, etc.

Visit the events page for upcoming meetings in your area.