(Foster) Parent Support During the Teachers’ Strike

The Ministry of Finance has announced the Temporary Education Support for Parents (including Foster Parents) to help with learning and supervision during the labour disruption.

Please refer to the website here for more information on eligibility and how to register for assistance. 

Please note: most payments will be processed within 30 days after the month that the labour disruption ends. Payments for students attending kindergarten, and for students who are new to BC public schools, will also be made after the labour disruption ends once enrollment for the current school year can be confirmed.

 

BCFFPA’s BC Foster Basics Video Series!

We keep adding new topics!  Tune into BCFFPA’s YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/bcffpa ) 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!

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

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:
INFORMATION BULLETIN
2010CFD0012-000647 June 1, 2010
Ministry of Children and Family Development

SAFETY CHECKS STRENGTHENED FOR KIDS’ CAREGIVERS