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Financial Assistance

BC Foster Parents - Financial Assistance
You and your family may be eligible for financial remuneration. There are several grants and bursaries available to foster kids and their families.

The Storwell Scholarship

Storwell Scholarship - BCFPA
The Storwell Scholarship for both Canadian and American foster children can be accessed on the Storwell site.

Dental Information for Caregivers

Dental Information for Caregivers
This guide provides information for dentists, orthodontists, and dental specialists about dental and orthodontic benefits for children and youth in care and youth receiving support through a Youth Agreement. Please note that the term ‘children and youth in care’ refers both to children and youth in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) and children and youth in the care of Delegated Aboriginal Agencies.

Children and youth in care have access to necessary dental and orthodontic care until they reach the age of 19. Youth receiving support through a Youth Agreement have access to dental care only until they reach the age of 19.

Foster Community Resources

Provincial Resources

BC Foster Parent Association
1-800-663-9999 | www.bcfosterparents.ca

After Hours Foster Parent Support Line
1-888-495-4440

Indigenous Perspectives Society
1-844-391-0007 ext. 229 | www.ipsociety.ca/foster-caregiving

Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks
1-800-565-8055 | www.fbcyicn.ca

Adoptive Families Association of BC
1-877-236-7807 | www.bcadoption.com

Pacific Post Partum Support Society
604-255-7999 | www.postpartum.org

Parent Help Line
1-888-603-9100

Parents Together
604-325-0511

Parent Support Services of BC
1-800-345-9777 | www.parentsupportbc.ca

Representative for Children & Youth
1-800-476-3933 | www.rcybc.ca

FAE/S Support Network
604-507-6675

North

For contact information for local foster parent groups or support in your area, please call 1-800-663-9999.

AXIS Family Resources
1-877-392-1003 (Press 205) | www.axis.bc.ca

Community Bridge
(Fort St. John) 250-785-6021 ext. 235
www.communitybridge.ca

Vancouver Island

For contact information for local foster parent groups or support in your area, please call 1-800-663-9999.

Foster Parent Support Services Society (FPSSS)
1-888-922-8437 | www.fpsss.com

FPSSS (South Vancouver Island) 778-430-5460
FPSSS (Central Island) 250-618-8327
FPSSS (Comox/Courtney) 250-898-4488
FPSSS (Cowichan Valley) 250-818-3293
FPSSS (Upper Island) 250-204-1566
FPSSS (Port Alberni) 250-735-1124
FPSSS (North Island) 250-949-7419

Interior

For contact information for local foster parent groups or support in your area, please call 1-800-663-9999.

Okanagan Foster Parent Association
www.okfosterparents.ca

Central Okanagan 250-870-8991
North Okanagan 250-558-0939
South Okanagan 250-462-6907
Shuswap 250-515-1522

Okanagan Metis Children & Family Services
250-868-0351

Interior Community Services
1-877-376-3660
www.interiorcommunityservices.bc.ca | www.icsfp.info

East Kootenay 250-426-6013
West Kootenay 778-460-5174
Cariboo 250-609-2017
Kamloops and area 236-421-0031

Coast Fraser

For contact information for local foster parent groups or support in your area, please call 1-800-663-9999.

Hollyburn Family Services
604-987-8211 | www.hollyburn.ca

Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society
778-331-4500 | www.vacfss.com

Foster Hub
1-877-926-1185 | www.fosterhub.ca

Archway Community Services
778-880-8555 | www.archway.ca

Fraser Valley Foster Parent Association
1-877-797-7701 | www.fraservalleyfosterparents.org

South Vancouver Youth Centre
604-325-2004 | www.milieu.ca

Pacific Community Resources Society
604-587-8100 | www.pcrs.ca

The Children’s Foundation
604-434-9101 | https://www.childrens-foundation.org

Tuition Guide

A comprehensive list of bursaries and scholarships for youth in and from foster care has been compiled by Foster Parent Support Services Society and is available on the FPSSS website.

FPSSS Tuition Guide

Phone

Main:
604-544-1110

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

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

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