Budget 2023 Increases Financial Supports for Foster Families
The BC government is investing $264 million over the next three years to increase financial supports for foster and extended family caregivers and for those caring for children, youth and adults with support needs. This includes increases to care provider rates by up...
Free, Full-day Workshops for Foster Parents
Foster parents, get your continuing education hours! Registration is now open for our free, full-day workshops. These workshops are sponsored by MCFD's Specialized Homes & Support Services (SHSS) Transformation Team. FEBRUARY 16 - SURREY Sheraton Vancouver...
Learning Opportunities for Caregivers
MCFD's Specialized Homes & Support Services (SHSS) Proudly Presents: Caregiver Training Opportunities SAN’YAS Indigenous Cultural Safety Virtual/online training Self-paced Available to foster parents only Seats are limited (30 seats) Email Alison.Goliath@gov.bc.ca...
BC Passes Historic Legislation to Uphold Indigenous Jurisdiction over Child Welfare
Read the announcement here. British Columbia child and family welfare laws now respect and uphold the inherent rights of Indigenous communities to provide their own child and family services with the passing of new legislation. The new Indigenous Self-Government in...
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022
BCFPA will hold its 55th Annual General Meeting on October 22, 2022preceded by a workshop day on October 21, 2022 Join us at the Inn at Laurel Point680 Montreal St, Victoria, BC Thursday, October 20: Meet and Greet begins at 7:00 pmFriday, October 21: Conference...
Registration for the 2022 BCFPA AGM & Conference is now open
October 21-22, 2022 Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria, located on the traditionalterritories of the Lkwungen (Lekwungen) speaking peoples,also known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.Event Itinerary October 20, 2022 (Thursday) 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Meet and Greet...
BCFPA is now accepting applications for AGM bursaries
Our first in-person AGM and Conference after 2 years of being apart is happening on October 21-22, 2022 in Victoria. Located in the heart of BC's vibrant capital, this year's AGM will be held at the Inn at Laurel Point where you can enjoy a majestic view of the...
BCFPA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2022
Our first in-person AGM and Conference after 2 years of being apart due to the pandemic is happening on October 21-22, 2022 in Victoria. Located in the heart of BC's vibrant capital, this year's AGM will be held at the Inn at Laurel Point where you can enjoy a...
BCFPA Launches the Ames Family Foundation Bursary
This week is BC Child and Youth in Care Week (BCCYICW). BC Foster Parents Association is a proud member of the BC Child and Youth in Care Week Committee. First proclaimed by the province in 2011, BCCYICW is a whole week devoted to celebrating BC's incredible young...
Toll-Free Foster Parent Line:
Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday
Foster Parent Support Line (MCFD):
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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:
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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