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Form – William Curtis Memorial Fund Application | BC Foster Parents Association

William Curtis Memorial Fund

 The William Curtis Memorial Fund was established in January 1979 for youth formerly in government care who wish to pursue a vocational, trade, or academic post-secondary program at an accredited BC institution. 

Who can apply

  • You are a former youth in care either under a continuing custody order (CCO) or temporary custody order (TCO, Voluntary Care Agreement or Special Care Agreement) or Youth Agreement in BC under the Child, Family and Community Services Act.

  • You are 19 or over by the application deadline date.

  • You are currently a BC resident.

  • You are currently enrolled or planning to enroll in a post-secondary academic, technical or vocational program, a recognized public post-secondary institution, or a registered private post-secondary institution. A letter of confirmation should be included with your application.

  • You are able to provide two reference letters from two significant people in your life (e.g. teacher, social worker, foster parent or friend). One of the letters needs to be written by a non-family member.

When to apply

 Applications will be accepted in May of each year. 

Amount of bursary

 One annual bursary of $500 will be distributed. Recipients are limited to the awarding of one bursary annually.

How to submit your application

You can submit your application in one of three ways; online, by mail, or by email.

By online form:

See below.

By mail: 

208-20641 Logan Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 7R3

By email:

office@bcfosterparents.ca

Next steps

Once the application has been reviewed, BCFPA will notify the candidate by email or phone of the status of the application. Cheques are issued payable to the applicant and sent to the applicant’s mailing address. Please allow four weeks from the date that you receive the notification for your cheque to arrive.

William Curtis Memorial Fund Application
Name
Name
First
Last
What is the most recent level of education you have completed?

A letter of confirmation from the educational institution where you have been accepted should be included at the time of application; however, it may be sent separately if it is not available at the time of application. Email your letter of confirmation to office@bcfosterparents.ca.

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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.

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

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