Register for AGM 2015 Here!

Join us in Whistler for the 2015 AGM and Conference – May 22 and 23, 2015.  This year’s conference features workshops on domestic violence, “The Work” by Byron Katie, trauma and the developing brain, and the foster parent Rider insurance program.  Join us for Friday’s wellness evening, Saturday’s free afternoon in Whistler Village and the AGM banquet, auction and dance!

See the AGM program for registration and workshop details.

If you have questions, please call us at 1-800-663-9999.

Nominations and Special Resolutions for AGM Being Accepted

Nominations for Provincial Officer
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2015.
Open positions:  Provincial Board of Directors – Vice President and Treasurer

Proposed Special Resolutions
Submission Deadline: March 20, 2015.

[A special resolution is a proposed change to our governance documents—our Constitution and Bylaws—that is presented to our membership as a whole and voted on.  We require a majority vote for the special resolution to be passed.]

**Nominees for Provincial Officer positions must be BCFFPA members in good standing (current membership as of January 31st, 2015) and must be nominated by 2 members in good standing.  Special Resolutions must be “moved” and “seconded” by 2 BCFFPA members in good standing.**

 

AGM 2015 Bursaries Available!

Apply for the AGM Bursary by April 1, 2015

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is supporting this years BCFFPA AGM in  Whistler!  Bursaries will be given to two foster parents in each service delivery area which will cover the cost of your Conference and AGM registration fee ($300 value).  A cheque for $200 to cover some expenses will be available for the winners at the AGM.

If you would like to have an opportunity to receive one of the bursaries, please submit the following information to our office by April 1st, 2015.  Please note, bursaries for BCFFPA’s AGM 2015 are open to all foster parents in BC regardless of BCFFPA membership.

Instructions to Apply for AGM 2015 Bursary

Send us the following information by mail, e-mail or fax by April 1st, 2015:

1. Your name, address, city, postal code and at least one phone number where we can contact you.
2. Provide your e-mail address if you have one.
3. The name of who you contract for as a foster parent?(MCFD, Delegated Aboriginal Agency or other agency)
4. If you have a current contract.  (Applicant contract status will be verified.)
5. Send the above information to BCFFPA by e-mail, regular mail or fax:

E-mail:   ronda@bcfosterparents.ca
Address: 3rd Floor—131 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC  V3M 3P6
Fax:   604-544-2223

Winners will be notified by phone and e-mail (if provided) by Friday, April 3, 2015.

We hope to see you in Whistler!

Keep Up To Date on BC Foster Basics…

Many new topics have been added in the past few months.  Tune into BCFFPA’s YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/bcffpa ) for informative instructional videos for professional caregivers covering a variety of fostering topics.  Click a topic link below to see one of this month’s Featured Videos…

There are more videos to come so be sure to follow us on YouTube!  Whether you are a new or seasoned foster parent or provide support to caregivers, there’s something here for you!

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 office@bcfosterparents.ca to let us know if you found the information helpful.

BCFFPA and Megson Fitzpatrick Foster Parent Rider Insurance Webinar 2013