Safe Families Canada

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Safe Families for Children movement. Find your calling in one of the roles in the cities and regions listed to the left.


Safe Families Canada strives to meet four objectives:

  1. Family Support and Stabilization:
    Many parents struggle because of limited informal social supports and unavailable extended family.  Many Host Families become the extended family that a parent never had, as does the local church congregation.

  2. Child Welfare Deflection: 
    Safe Families is a preventative measure, thus reducing the number of children entering the child welfare system.

  3. Child Abuse Prevention:
    Providing an overwhelmed and resource limited parent with a safe, temporary place for their child without threat of losing custody can avert potential abuse/neglect episodes.

  4. Revitalization of the Church:
    Participation in Safe Families helps volunteers align their spiritual practice more closely with God’s commandments.  Some call it a movement of compassion while others respond to the idea of returning to Biblical hospitality.  Both concepts are embodied in the acts of loving a child, mentoring a parent or supporting the movement with goods and services.