BCFFPA’s AGM in Prince George – Registration Open!

BCFFPA takes our AGM event on the road to the Ramada Downtown Prince George!  Join us on May 23 and 24 for a chance to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and to hear the Neufeld Institute’s Dr. Deborah McNamara speak on the Art and Science of Transplanting Children – an important topic to all in our sector. 

AGM 2014 voting and registration packages are now in the mail for BCFFPA foster parent members.  As always, our Associate members and partner agencies are encouraged to attend the event! 

The Ramada has informed us they are unable to provide extensions for the special rate deadline so be sure to book your room prior to April 20th.

We hope to see you there!

See the AGM 2014 Workshop and Registration package here

AGM 2014 Bursaries for BCFFPA Members

BCFFPA is holding a bursary lottery!  Eight (8) bursaries are available to assist our members to attend the 2014 AGM in Prince George.  The bursaries cover the cost of registration for the event plus $175 to reimburse some expenses, for a total value of $400.

Two (2) bursaries each will be drawn for the North region, Interior region, Coast Fraser region and Vancouver Island region.  Please fill out the PDF form (link below) and fax, mail or e-mail to the BCFFPA Provincial office prior to April 18, 2014.  See the form below for all the details!

For more information about BCFFPA’s AGM 2014 in Prince George, see our BCFFPA Events page.

 AGM 2014 Bursary Application Form

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 office@bcfosterparents.ca 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:
INFORMATION BULLETIN
2010CFD0012-000647 June 1, 2010
Ministry of Children and Family Development

SAFETY CHECKS STRENGTHENED FOR KIDS’ CAREGIVERS