Acronyms and Glossary

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 … Read More

MCFD Program comparisons

It’s been a work in progress over the years, but just prior to the 2024 Gathering, we finalized a comparison table to clearly differentiate between kinship care programs as this information can be challenging to find and interpret on the … Read More

A message from Minister Lore

So many wonderful and heart-filled moments were shared during the opening day of the Embracing our Diversity gathering on June 8th in Abbotsford BC. Kinship caregivers from across the province gathered to network, share stories and learn about Trauma Aware … Read More

UBC Research partnership

Examining Support Needs for Children, Youth and Caregivers in Kinship/Out-of-Care Arrangements This is the first time Fairness has been involved in a research project. The purpose of this research project was to examine the necessary support(s) for kinship/out-of-care families. This … Read More

2024 Gathering – Embracing our Diversity

A GATHERING OF KINSHIP CAREGIVERS Several dozen kinship caregivers from around the province met for a two-day gathering in Abbotsford on June 8 and 9th, 2024. Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives was excited to once again bring together grandparents, … Read More

Virtual Town Hall about the Provincial Tuition Waiver program

You’re invited… The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program waives tuition and eligible fees for B.C students who are current or former children and youth in care studying full-or-part-time at a BC public post-secondary institution, the Native Education College, or an approved union-based trades … Read More

Let your voice be heard!

Are you currently raising a relative’s child(ren)/youth? Then you are invited to register now to be part of Fairness’ first joint research project with the University of British Columbia and the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.   It is … Read More

Child in Home of Relative – receive up to $8,797.00 per Child Annually

We are reaching out to all those who are raising a relative’s child or children and are currently enrolled in the grand-parented progam: “Child in Home of Relative” Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction monthly maintenance program.  We at … Read More

2023 Gathering – Feedback

In June 2023, we hosted our second province-wide gathering in Kamloops BC. Here is some feedback from those who attended: “I am so grateful for the opportunity to come again and hope there is going to be another one. It … Read More

A note from the president, July 2023

Hello Everyone, I am so excited to share some more positive news with all of our members. Yesterday (July 12, 2023), Gail Moillet, our Vice President, Mandy Dodgshon, our Advocacy Director, and I had an excellent meeting with Minister Mitzy … Read More

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