The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides certified in-person and video conferencing training to foster parents, organizations, and the general public.

Learn the Skills to Understand and Support Children in Care

At the SFFA, we provide the highest quality, comprehensive training free of charge to Ministry approved Foster Homes and individual’s actively completing the approval process. We also offer training to individuals and organization trainees for a modest fee. Please contact the SFFA Training Coordinator for more information on upcoming courses or cost inquiries.

Available classes cover all mandatory training as well as additional topics focused on Caregiver or Child-specific needs.

Instructor-Led and Self-Directed Options

Many training topics benefit from an instructor-led approach, while several of our courses are ideal for bite-size, self-directed learning. Review each course detail listing for specific information.

Course Catalogue

Our comprehensive course catalogue features a wide range learning topics with both instructor-led and self-drive options.

Training Calendar

Find out when training courses are available in-class or by video conference, then register online.

Trauma Training

Learn how trauma impacts learning and behaviour, gain tools and insight to help understand a child’s past and support them in their healing.

Upcoming Training, Instructor-Led

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association provides assistance to the Ministry of Social Services to ensure all foster parents across Saskatchewan have completed their provincially mandated training.
Free for SFFA Members; non-members are encouraged to contact the SFFA.

Trust-based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) Caregiver Training

Saturday, June 01, 2024

TBRI is an evidence based practice that meets the needs of the “whole child”. It is an approach to caregiving that is developmentally respectful, responsive to trauma, and attachment-based. TBRI is effective because it is founded in research, theory, and experience and by applying these principles, TBRI helps a child or youth return to a natural developmental trajectory.
Free for SFFA Members; non-members are encouraged to contact the SFFA.

Trauma Competent Caregiver

Saturday, June 08, 2024

Becoming a Trauma Competent Caregiver is a training session to increase competency and sensitivity in caring for children with a traumatic history.
Free for SFFA Members; non-members are encouraged to contact the SFFA.