Child and Youth Focused Care
Who Are We?
Stepping Stones Foster Care Inc. is a foster care agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) to provide residential care for children and youth under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act and Licensing Regulations. Yearly audits by the ministry and placing agencies ensure the compliance of the standards and our licence renewal.
SSFC first opened its doors to children on August 31, 2003. Since that time, the organization has grown and is able to support 34 foster homes and provide care for up to 60 children at any given time. Our children range in ages from birth to 21 years of age.
Stepping Stones is a treatment based, attachment and trauma-informed organization. We foster babies, children, youth, and in certain cases young adults. Our age range for care is 0-24. Some of the children and youth are differently-abled, which includes having ADD/ADHD, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Conduct Disorder, social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties. We also foster runners, pregnant teenagers, individuals who self-harm, individuals showing signs of mild drug and alcohol abuse, high-risk youth, those with an involvement with the law, and others in need of supportive living.