The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa is currently experiencing a labour disruption. If you have an urgent concern, please call us at 613-747-7800.

Group Information Sessions

Note: Our Group Information Sessions will take place online until further notice

We invite you to join one of the group information sessions to learn more about fostering if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • You reside in the Ottawa region;
  • You are financially self-sufficient;
  • You have a stable family and personal relationships;
  • Couples demonstrate stability in their relationship and have been cohabitating for at least two (2) years;
  • You have the space in your home and your life to welcome a child/youth;
  • If interested in fostering pre-school age (0-4), there is a stay at home parent; and,
  • You are able to obtain a medical reference from a family physician or nurse practitioner who can provide information about your medical history.

Upcoming Group Information Sessions

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm online via Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2024 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm online via Microsoft Teams
  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm online via Microsoft Teams
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm online via Microsoft Teams
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2024 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm online via Microsoft Teams

Information sessions in French are available upon request.

To register for an information session, please forward the following information to [email protected].

  • First and last name (if a couple, both names are required)
  • Telephone #
  • Email address
  • Please confirm that you reside in the Ottawa region
  • Date of English session OR request of French session

Please Note:

  1. If a couple, both individuals must attend a session together.
  2. By registering, you are providing consent to enter the aforementioned information into our database.
  3. Spots are limited and are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

If you experience any difficulties registering online, please contact us at 613-747-7800 (and follow the prompts).