About Us

Another branch of the family tree.

Get Support

Don't foster in isolation! Our Solutions Program Team is here for you. 

If you need urgent help in the event of an EMERGENCY or CRISIS, please call:

1-800-663-9122

Donate to BCFPA

Donate to support our grant/bursary programs which will enable us to keep providing financial assistance to children and youth in and from government care and foster families.

Learn more about the programs and services your donations help support and other ways you can help out financially here.

Become a Foster Caregiver

Right now, there are more than 5,000 kids across BC who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home.

Our Mission

Our mission is to represent and support all foster caregivers who provide quality in-home family care in British Columbia.

Our Vision

Our vision is to support children and youth to reach their full potential through exceptional care.

Our Belief

Supported and resilient caregivers raise empowered children and youth.

Who We Are

The BC Foster Parents Association (BCFPA) is a provincial organization for foster parents, run by foster parents. We are a registered non-profit charity that aims to bring together foster caregivers, social workers and other stakeholders working to continuously improve the standard of care for children in our province. For over 50 years, we have consulted about the revision and development of policy and practice within British Columbia’s child welfare sector.

We provide information to the general public about fostering and recruitment services to the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs). We offer our community a support network through Branch affiliations and our Solutions Program, accessible fostering information and education, a hub to share news across our sector and insurance resources for foster caregivers. 

BCFPA’s structure facilitates contact with all foster parents in the province. We provide funding to our Branches and Regional and we maintain a Board of Directors that represents our diverse BC culture. BCFPA’s Board of Directors regionally and at a community level are all volunteers, elected parent membership community.

An Annual General Meeting is held each year to provide members with the opportunity to vote and actively participate in the planning of BCFPA’s future direction. Our AGMs are also wonderful opportunities to network, to learn and to participate in ‘world café’ style brainstorm, insight, and program design sessions.

Becoming a Foster Parent​

Right now, there are more than 5000 kids across BC who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home. Many of these children and youth come from hard places; however, fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives.

Helpful Resources

At BCFPA, we have a wealth of resources for foster parents, social workers, and other stakeholders looking for information.

Membership

As a member of BCFPA, you have access to the only agency in the province that is mandated to represent BC’s foster caregivers. 

Phone

Main:
604-544-1110

Toll-Free Foster Parent Line:
1-800-663-9999

Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday

Foster Parent Support Line (MCFD)​:
1-888-495-4440

Accessible weekdays from 4:00pm to 12:45am
Statutory Holidays & Weekends: 8:00am to 12:45am

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS

Foster parents are encouraged to call this number in the event of an EMERGENCY or CRISIS occurring after regular office hours:

1-800-663-9122

REPORT CHILD ABUSE

If you think a child or youth under 19 years of age is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker. Phone 1 800 663-9122 at any time of the day or night. Visit the Government of BC website for more info.

address

BCFPA Provincial Office
Suite 208 - 20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3

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Our work takes place on the traditional and unceded Coast Salish territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Matsqui and Semiahmoo First Nations. BCFPA is committed to reconciliation with all Indigenous communities, and creating a space where we listen, learn and grow together.

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