Foster Parents Society of Ontario Annual Board Report -September 2016

The FPSO has worked on behalf of the foster parents of Ontario for over four decades. As the
field of Child Welfare continues to change and evolve in order to ensure the vulnerable children of
Ontario are well supported, served and protected. The FPSO Board has also continued to change and
evolve in order to represent and meet the needs of the foster parents of Ontario;
while the foster parents seek to best meet the needs of the children and youth in their care.

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NEW Policy Directives for Service Agencies Regarding the Host Family Program (effective April 1, 2016)

The Host Family Program is one option within a range of MCSS-funded residential service models for adults with developmental disabilities. The setting of a Host Family placement is located in a private family home. Care, support, and supervision are provided to the individual by identified caregivers from the Host Family. The key goals of the Host Family Program are: • To provide a safe and secure place to live in a family home setting; • To promote a high quality of life; and • To support community involvement, social inclusion, individual choice, independence and rights.

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