Seeking Applicants for Support Home Role in Caregiver Support Networks

Attention Foster Caregivers!

The British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development is seeking qualified applicants to fulfil the Support Home role in Caregiver Support Networks that are being established in the following nine communities: Chilliwack, Dawson Creek, Delta, Duncan, Penticton, Smithers, Houston, Trail and Tri-Cities.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please click on the “Notice of Opportunity” PDF attachment containing your community’s name.  Please note that if this website does not contain an attachment with your community’s name, it means that the application period for your community has yet to begin or has already closed.  Check back here for future postings.

Please click on the “CSN – Guidance Document for Selection of Support Homes” PDF attachment to read some frequently asked questions regarding this opportunity.  This document is applicable to all nine of the communities.

If you have any questions or would like to obtain additional information, we welcome you to contact:

Please click on the links below for all current information about these postings:


BCFFPA’s BC Foster Basics Video Series!

BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations is thrilled to announce the launch of our BC Foster Basics video series!

Tune into BCFFPA’s YouTube channel ) for informative instructional videos for professional caregivers covering fostering topics including:

  • Understanding Your Contract
  • Questions to Ask Before Placement
  • Reports and Documentation
  • Relief and Babysitting
  • Self-care for Caregivers
  • Care Plans
  • … and much more!

Follow us on YouTube!  Whether you are a new or seasoned foster parent or provide support to caregivers, there’s something here for you!

New Home for BCFFPA!

BCFFPA has moved!  Our provincial office now resides at historic Galbraith Manor in New Westminster!  Our toll free number is the same - 1-800-663-9999. Come visit us at:

3rd Floor (stairway entrance at back left side of building)
131 Eighth Street
New Westminster, BC
V3M 3P6

New local contact numbers are:

Office:  604-544-1110
Finance:  604-544-1114
Executive Director:  604-544-1116
Fax:  604-544-2223

Watch the Rider Insurance Webinar!

Watch our RIder Insurance Webinar!  Click on the link below (allow about 45 seconds to load the presentation).  Length is appoximately one hour.  Send us an e-mail at to let us know if you found the information helpful.

BCFFPA and Megson Fitzpatrick Foster Parent Rider Insurance Webinar 2013

Bursary Submissions Deadline is May 31, 2014

The date for submission for all BCFFPA bursary programs is May 31, 2014.

Click here for the full bursary information.

Foster Family Video

BCFFPA has created a documentary-style video to be used for recruitment of new foster parents across the Province. We hope that you feel it’s a good representation of your experiences as a foster parent. Thank you, from all of us at BCFFPA, for the valuable and difficult work you do and for your commitment to BC’s young people.

BCFFPA’s New Look!

The Board of Directors has chosen a new brandmark to reflect the vision and future direction of BCFFPA. The logo symbolizes strength, balance, grounding, roots, commonality, diversity and being an integrated part of the whole. The logo was created by a BC designer and is based on the belief that foster families are a branch of the family tree. In the coming months, this new logo will be in use on letterhead and materials you receive from BCFFPA and we will be launching a new website featuring the logo and an updated image. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Updated Rider Insurance Information

Please view the documents below to answer your general questions.  Call us if you need clarification regarding the details of filing a claim.

2013 Rider Insurance General Letter

Rider Insurance Flow Chart

Foster Parent Insurance Booklet

Foster Parent Insurance Q&A

Criminal Record Checks

Changes have been made to the Criminal Record Checks for Care Providers effective October 1, 2010. The NEW Criminal Record Check Policy and Procedures for Caregivers will take effect and will apply to all criminal record checks for caregivers.

Click here to view.

Also please see:
2010CFD0012-000647 June 1, 2010
Ministry of Children and Family Development