FosterlineBC Spring 2018

Our newest issue of FosterlineBC in now available!  See the magazine for more details!

It’s Bursary Application Season! Apply Now!

In addition to many great bursaries for children and youth, we have 2 new grants this year!  See the Child & Youth Bursaries page to view the JCW Excellence in Writing Grant criteria and application.  Click on “Membership Perks and Discounts” link under Membership to see details about the new Medical Travel Grant for Caregivers.  If you take your foster children to hospital for overnight stays away from home, you are eligible to apply for a $250 grant twice in a calendar year!

BCFFPA’s President in Today’s Parent Magazine

BCFFPA’s President, Kelowna foster parent, Marcy Perron, was featured in Today’s Parent magazine this month.  Have a look!

What it‘s like to foster 115 kids


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

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.




Become a Foster Caregiver in B.C.

Become a Foster Caregiver


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.



Cyberbullying Information for Caregiver Awareness

View the Representative for Children and Youth’s report about Cyberbullying: Empowering children and youth to be safe online and responsible digital citizens


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