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Register Now for BCFFPA/CFFA AGM 2017!

Click below to view and print the Registration Package.  We hope to see you in Whistler for the AGM!

2017 BCFFPA/CFFA Registration Package

BC’s New Fostering Policy in Effect

BC’s New Fostering Policy in Effect

The Caregiver Support Service Standards has been revised and is called the Resource Work Policies.  This new document is now in effect (as of March 1, 2017).  Click on the links below to view the new policy and other documents relating to this change.  Contact BCFFPA to let us know if you have any questions or concerns at 1-800-663-9999.

Resource Work Policies Effective March 1, 2017
Policy Change Summary Table of Changes
Q & A Resource Work Policies 2017

Foster Parent Rights Review

Are your rights as a foster parent being respected?

BCFFPA is undertaking a review of the Foster Parent Rights document that was signed in 2008 by BCFFPA then-president Melanie Filiatrault and MCFD Minister Mary Polak.  We invite you to review the document and send us your thoughts about any additional Rights you feel should be included into the document.  Our goal is to move forward with the process of having the Foster Parents Rights moved into legislation so that they are legally binding.  This may be a lengthy process, but BCFFPA is committed to succeeding.

Please send your ideas by February 11th, 2017 to rights@bcfosterparents.ca

SOS Children’s Village’s Transition to Adulthood Program

Please be advised that SOS Children’s Village’s Transition to Adulthood Program is now open to new referrals.

If you or someone you know has a foster youth between the ages of 16-24 that could use one-on-one support with a youth worker to guide and support them through the following areas, please be sure to apply:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • GED/ Post Secondary Education
  • Life Skills
  • Financial Literacy
  • Advocacy
  • Self Care

More information on the program can be found at: http://www.sosbc.org/our-programs/transitiontoadult

Referrals can be made online at: http://www.sosbc.org/our-programs and click on PRE SCREEN Referral!

FosterlineBC Winter 2016

Our newest issue of FosterlineBC in now available!
Featuring updates regarding BCFFPA’s Solutions Program, the Caregiver and Resource Social Worker Training Projects, and Regional Reports.

LGBTQ + Youth In and Formerly In Care Invited!

It’s a FREE Dinner and a Drag Show for LGBTQ2 and Ally Youth in and formerly in care, hosted by Mr and Ms Gay Vancouver Island! Details in the photo below.

To register email: gayvancouverisland@gmail.com

Fairmont Chateau Whistler Deal

SUPER DEAL at Whistler, BC! October 1-7, 2017

$169/night (double occupancy, taxes extra, Fairmont room class) [$450/night value]
$15/night parking

BCFFPA has arranged for this special rate for the whole week leading up to Thanksgiving. Come experience Whistler before the snow flies in the Autumn of 2017!

Call BCFFPA at 1-800-663-9999 for the booking code to reserve your vacation!*

*This offer is available to everyone, not just foster parents.

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Indigenous Child Welfare in BC Report

In June 2015, Special Advisor Grand Chief Ed John was approached by the BC Premier’s Office to advise and report to the BC government on the following three topics related to Indigenous child welfare:

  1. “Permanency” for then approximately 2,800 Indigenous children in permanent care under Continuing Custody Orders (CCOs).
  1. The Council of the Federation’s July 2015 report, Aboriginal Children in Care – Report to Canada’s Premiers, with the expressed interest in focusing on reducing the number of Indigenous children in care and enhancing prevention and intervention work.
  1. Early years initiatives for Indigenous children.

His report was delivered in late November 2016.  Click the link to view the report.

INDIGENOUS RESILIENCE, CONNECTEDNESS AND REUNIFICATION–FROM ROOT CAUSES TO ROOT SOLUTIONS

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Missing Person

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing female.

Trinity MCKENZIE was last seen on Monday, November 7th at her residence in the 15500 block of 91A Avenue. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Trinity is described as a 15 year old Caucasian female, 5’10” tall, 124lbs, with blonde hair with purple colouring and shaved on one side (please see photo).

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Police and family are concerned for her health and well-being.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2016-163955.
For media inquiries contact:
Watch Commander
Surrey RCMP
Office: 604.599.0502

Become a Foster Caregiver in B.C.

Become a Foster Caregiver

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Call us today at 1-800-663-9999 to request an information package or click APPLY NOW to download our PDF intake form.

Right now there are more than 1000 kids across B.C. who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home. Many of these children and teens come from hard places; however fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives.

Our foster families come from a variety of backgrounds, each with different life experiences, skills, and qualities. They do, however, share a few things in common:

  • All are residents of B.C. who are (at least) 19 years of age
  • Their homes are safe and nurturing
  • Each is comfortable in providing guidance and supervision that meets the child’s needs and their cultural heritage
  • They are active members of the child’s care team

Here are the steps to becoming a foster parent*

  1. Call BCFFPA for an information package which will be sent by e-mail or regular mail.
  2. Once you have read through the info package, call us back and we will do an intake form to forward to the Ministry office in your area or click the APPLY NOW button to fill out an intake form and send directly to us.
  3. Receive from us or your Ministry office the details for the next information session in your area.
  4. At the information session you will receive an application package to become a foster parent.
  5. If your application is accepted by the Ministry, you are then invited to attend an 18 hour introductory course that prepares you to become a foster parent.
  6. The Ministry will complete a homestudy and all necessary paperwork before placement of children in your home.
*The process of becoming a foster parent may vary in some regions.

 

 

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