There is hope… you are not alone!
We are kinship caregivers working together to ensure children raised by relatives have the same rights and opportunities as all children in care in the province of British Columbia.
Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives Society advocates on behalf of children who would otherwise be in the BC provincial foster care system if they had not been taken into the care of their grandparent(s) or another kinship relative.
What you are doing matters – you, and your family, matter! You are not alone.
We are over 13,000 strong in this province and this is where we come together and raise our voices in unison so that we can be heard, be seen, be respected, and be supported. Our children should be entitled to the same benefits as those in the foster care system.
GRGs with a focus on the Grandparent – a podcast
Recently several members of our organization were guests on a radio show and podcast: “Re-Threading Madness” hosted by Bernadine Fox – award-winning Mental Health Advocate, Artist, Author, Radio Host, Public Speaker, & White Settler. Most often — and most importantly … Read More
Giving Kinship Care a Voice (video)
On Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Shari Monsma, President of Fairness for Children, Children Being Raised by Relatives, along with Jane Bouey and Cassandra Strain from Parent Support Services Society of BC had the opportunity to share insights on the history … Read More
Aging and Kinship Care
A Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives Gathering Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives invites kinship care providers from across the province to join us as together we address some of the complexities of Aging and Kinship Care. Join us … Read More
How can you help?
This organization is 100% volunteer-run. We are grandparents and kinship caregivers currently raising our relatives’ children. We are in the trenches, day in and day out. We are committed to families just like yours, and contribute time and energy where … Read More
Access to post-secondary education expanded for former youth in care
Great news! On Tuesday March 14th, the province of BC announced that former youth in care in B.C. of all ages will have their tuition waived for post-secondary education. Read the full press release… Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives … Read More
A note from the Shari Monsma, President of Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives. I am so thankful that for the first time ever, all caregivers in B.C. were acknowledged in the provincial budget and not just those in Foster … Read More