Events offer an opportunity to connect with other caregivers, share our successes, and learn from others how to navigate challenges.
Our regional co-ordinators and support groups facilitate events in communities across the country. Caring Families Aotearoa also stages a series of national events. Highlights include our National Conference, the Excellence in Foster Care Awards, L’Oréal Face Your Future and Family Fun Days.
‘Keeping PACE’ is New Zealand’s only two day conference for caregivers and those working within the sector. Our 2022 Conference was held in Wellington and was a great success. Click below to find out more.
Excellence in Foster Care Awards
Each year 10 amazing caregivers or couples are celebrated for the astonishing work they do. Caring Families Aotearoa has been holding the Excellence in Foster Care Awards annually since 2007.
Face your Future
For the past 12 years, L’Oréal and Caring Families Aotearoa have seen more than 500 care-experienced young people, aged between 16-18 years, come together for an inspirational two days designed to get them thinking about what they want to do once they leave school.
Foster Care Awareness Week
Foster Care Awareness Week, (6-12 March 2023), is the time of year when we go all out to celebrate you and the incredible work that you do every day. You make such an enormous difference in the lives of the children in your care, and we want to express our utter appreciation. Watch this space, and keep an eye on your emails, as we hope to organise some fun events around the country for you to enjoy and take a break!
Every year from November to December Family Fun Days are held all around New Zealand. Family Fun Days are local community events funded by local businesses. They are a great day out for children in care, joined by other deserving children who have had a tough start to life, and biological children of foster and whānau caregivers.