Acronyms and Glossary

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If you are new to kinship caregiving or have been raising a relative’s child for many years, chances are you have encountered so many mysterious acronyms.

It can be very overwhelming… so our dedicated team of volunteers has compiled the following list. Please let us know if we’ve missed anything – email news@fairness4crr.com with your contributions.

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54.01/54.1
Permanent Guardianship Programs
A
AA
Adoption Act
ACCB
Affordable Child Care Benefit 
ADM
Assistant Deputy Minister
AYA
Agreements with Young Adults (Spring 2024 Will Have A New Name)
B
BIOC
Best Interests of the Child
Bill 38
Indigenous Self-Government in Child and Family Services Amendment Act
C
C-92/Federal act: 
Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families PCR Provincial Court (CFCSA) Rules
CA
Coordination Agreement (S. 90.1 CFCSA)
CCO
Continuing Custody Order
CFCSA
Child, Family, and Community Service Act
CFCSR
Child, Family, and Community Service Regulation
CIHR
Child In Home of Relative
CPDM
Collaborative Planning and Decision Making
CPW
Child Protection Worker
CYIC
Child/Youth In Care
D
DC
Director’s Counsel
DM
Deputy Minister
DOO
Director of Operations
DOP
Director of Practice
DRIPA
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
DRR
Detailed Record Review
DV
Domestic Violence
E
ECCO
Enhanced Out of Care Agreements
ED
Executive Director
EDS
Executive Director of Service
F
FCPC
Family Case Planning Conference
FDR
Family Development Response
FGC
Family Group Conference
FLA
Family Law Act
FOIPPA
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Act)
FOIPPA
Information Privacy & Security
FP
Foster Parent
FV
Family Violence
I
IA
Indigenous Authority
ICFS Agency
Indigenous Child and Family Service Agency (Formally Designated Aboriginal Agencies)
ICO
Interim Custody Order
ICWD
Indigenous Child Welfare Director
IGB
Indigenous Governing Body
IGE
Indigenous Governing Entity
INV
Investigation
IRR
Initial Records Review
L
LDM
Less Disruptive Measures
M
MCFD
Ministry of Children and Family Development
MMHA
Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions
MSDPR
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
N
NSM
Notice of Significant Measures
O
OOC
Out of Care
P
PGT
Public Guardian and Trustee
PIO
Protective Intervention Order (S. 28 CFCSA)
PIPA
Personal Information Protection Act 
POR
Protection Order Registry
PTFW
Provincial Tuition Fee Waiver
R
RCY
Representative of Child and Youth
RO
Restraining Order (S. 98 CFCSA)
RSW
Registered Social Worker
RTC
Report to Court
RW/RSW
Resource Worker
S
S. 92.1 agreement
Community Agreement (S. 92.1 CFCSA)
S.6 agreement
(S. 6 Declaration Act)
S.7 agreement:  (S. 7 Declaration act) EFP
Extended Family Program (S.8 CFCSA)
SAJE
Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (Goverrnment of BC Supports For Youth Program)
SAJE Guide
Works with Young Adults 18.5-25 Yrs
SAJE Navigator
Works with Youth 14-19.5 Yrs
SDM
Structured Decision Making Tool
SHSS
Specialized Homes and Support Services
SNA
Special Needs Agreement (S. 7 CFCSA)
SO
Supervision Order
SSA
Support Service Agreement (S. 5 CFCSA)
SW
Social Worker
T
TCO
Temporary Custody Order
THA/SSA
Temporary Housing Agreement/Temporary Support Agreement
U
UNDRIP
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
V
VCA
Voluntary Care Agreement (S. 6 CFCSA)
Y
YAG
Young Adult Agreement
YCJA
Youth Criminal Justice Act
YJ
Youth Justice
YYA
Youth and Young Adults