We would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate and share their experiences in the Cost of Living Survey for Foster Families. We received a total of 485 responses. Your feedback allowed us to gather data which we have presented to the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Last week, we wrote a letter to the Minister of Children and Family Development, the Honourable Mitzi Dean, with the summary data from the survey to advocate for more financial supports for foster families. You can read the letter here.
While everyone has been dealing with the rising consumer costs, not everyone is impacted the same way. We look forward to receiving a response from the Minister and working with MCFD so that foster families who are supporting our province’s vulnerable children, youth and families get adequate supports to continue the wonderful work that they do.
UPDATE (June 7, 2022): Minister Mitzi Dean’s response to BCFPA’s letter can be found here.