There are between 80 and 100 Jewish children who are in the care of Jewish Family & Child (a government-mandated Children's Aid Society). Unfortunately, that number only continues to increase and we have been struggling to place children in Jewish homes. We welcome Jewish foster parents* of all levels of religious observance across the GTA. It is our hope that together, we can explore if fostering is right for you and if this is the right time for your family to become involved, but we believe you need more information before you consider taking on this very important role.
LEARN more by contacting the JF&CS Intake Department at 416.638.7800
ASK a current foster parent about his/her experience by clicking here
WATCH a short video (3 mins) with one of our amazing foster fathers
*One parent per home must be Jewish. Single parent homes and LGBT homes are welcome. Per diem costs and training are always provided
It's easy to be part of the Jewish Family & Child Volunteer Team. Below are just a few of the ways in which you can get involved!
TUTORS help students one-to-one in their homes, at one of our Homework Clubs, or at the Jerome D. Diamond Adolescent Centre improve in their schoolwork
BIG BROTHERS AND SISTERS are important friends and role models for Jewish children
DRIVERS take children in Foster Care to appointments with doctors, social workers or to meetings with their parents
VISITORS spend time with people who are socially isolated
CAFE EUROPA VOLUNTEERS host Holocaust survivors each month for social and cultural programming, over lunch at the Bernard Betel Centre for Creative Living.
FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE HELPERS - click here to learn more
Details on these and other direct service volunteer opportunities are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org | 416 638-7800 x 6266
- JF&CS ON FACEBOOK. The page provides regular updates on exciting events, upcoming workshops and helpful resources. www.facebook.com/jfandcs
- A COMMITTEE. Committee members contribute their time and expertise to help us grow our events, programs and services. For more information, please call 416 638-7800 ext 6236.
- OUR MAILING LIST. Sign up here today.