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To learn about about our practices related to the personal information of individuals in care and/or who are receiving services, please see Our Commitment to Privacy: Notice of Information Practices.

Last Revised: November 23, 2023

Bridgeway Family Homes ("Bridgeway", "we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and users. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and disclose personal information in compliance with privacy laws and regulations in Canada.


  • Anonymous Access: You can visit and browse our website without providing any personal data. We do not collect personal information unless you voluntarily provide it, such as when you submit a form.

  • Online Forms: When you submit a form, we may collect your name, email address, phone number, and other personal information that you provide to us. We use this information solely to contact you and do not disclose it to any other party outside of Bridgeway without your consent or as required by law. 

  • Site Membership: Member access may be granted to Foster Parents, staff, and other Bridgeway affiliates as required. Your name and email address are kept private and secure. Bridgeway staff may assist with access requests by submitting this information on behalf of new members. To protect privacy, members must verify their email addresses to be granted access.

  • Cookies: Our website uses cookies to track the number of visitors and page popularity. Cookies are small text files containing a unique identification number that help us improve the website's quality and better serve your needs. These cookies do not contain personally identifiable information. For more information, refer to our Cookie Notice.


We collect and use personal data to:

  • Provide you with requested information, assistance, or services.

  • Assess eligibility criteria for becoming an Employee, Foster Parent, Respite Care Provider, Independent Contractor, Volunteer Driver, or Student.

  • Understand our website's usage through aggregated data for statistical purposes. 

  • Comply with legal, government, and regulatory obligations, when required. 

Your personal information is only shared or disclosed for the purposes of complying with our business requirements (including, but not limited to, administrative, management, accounting, marketing, and IT support) or as required by law.


Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we will share your information with third parties only to the extent necessary to provide the services requested by you. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information. The third parties that your information may be shared with include:

  • Companies or individuals who provide services on our behalf: We may share personal data with or provide access to third parties who work on behalf of us or provide services to us with respect to support work, training, and IT support.

  • Website improvements and advertising: We partner with third parties including, for example, advertising networks, analytics providers, and search information providers. We use Google Adwords to manage our advertising and the terms of Google's Privacy Policy are therefore incorporated by reference into our Privacy Policy. Ad network partners use cookies and web beacons to collect non-personally identifiable information about your activities on this and other websites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests. If you wish to not have this information used by Google for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt out by using this link: Google Ad Settings. (Please note that opting out will not prevent you from being served advertising. You will continue to receive generic ads.) For more information about how we use cookies, refer to our Cookie Notice.

  • As required by law: In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation. This includes requests by which to meet child protection requirements (e.g. disclosure of abuse). In such event we shall share your personal information with the relevant supervisory authority, investigative authority, courts, or other governmental body in compliance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.


We maintain physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal data. Only authorized staff with appropriate access rights handle your information responsibly and maintain confidentiality. 


Our website may contain links to external websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of those sites and recommend reviewing their privacy policies before disclosing any personal information. 

If you believe there is an inaccuracy in your personal information or wish to update it, please contact us at


For inquiries or concerns about our privacy practices, please contact our Privacy Lead at or Attn: Privacy Lead, 4044 County Road #45, Cobourg, ON, K9A 0X2.

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. Please check this page periodically for updates. 


By using our website, you agree to the terms outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with our practices, please refrain from using our website.

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