BCFFPA’s Conference and AGM 2013 will take place on May 24-25, 2013 at the Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel in Richmond. Stay tuned for registration information once further details are finalized in April.
This year we are seeking nominations for the Secretary and Treasurer positions. These positions hold a two year term. The deadline for nominations for these positions is March 25th, 2013.
We are seeking a current BCFFPA member to hold our Vancouver Island Delegate position. If you have an active foster parent network and are interested in working in partnership with BCFFPA and the Island regional support agency, Foster Parent Support Services Society, please contact us! Please see the Delegate job description below for position details.
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.
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!
For those of you who participated in MCFD’s Residential Review process over the past few years, the final report was recently issued. The Residential Review is an initiative with the goal of improving residential care practices in BC. There is a brief summary of the Review process as well as further links to the Executive Summary and the full Final Report. Further consultation summaries will be added to the Federation of Community Social Services of BC website soon.
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.