About Pathways Family Services
Pathways Family Services provides professional support to highly skilled foster parents in the Edmonton area since the 1970’s. The Foster Care Program is under contract with and funded through the Government of Alberta to provide foster care to vulnerable Albertans ages 0-17.
As a foster care agency, we endeavour to provide each child placed in our care a sense of safety, stability, and family belonging.
We strive to foster within each child recognition as a valued member of society by providing stability, family based developmental opportunities, sustainable relationships, and connections to cultural and community resources that will build self-worth to last a lifetime.
The Foster Care Program is a collaboration and partnership with Child and Family Service Authorities, partnering stakeholders, and linked community resources to promote the safety, protection, stability and well-being of children-in-care.
Pathways Family Services has a professional social work history dating back to the early 1970’s. Beginning with 8 families, Pathways offered 20 temporary emergency placement beds to children-in-need. By 1999, Pathways was awarded a contract to serve 210 children each day and remains one of the largest private support agencies in Edmonton. Throughout significant funding and system changes, Pathways Family Services remains committed to the values and integrity of the Foster Care Program by prioritizing caregiver support while keeping the child at the centre.