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

Minister of Finance’s Standing Budget 2024 submission

Every year the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services invites British Columbians to share three of their ideas and priorities for the next provincial budget.Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives submitted a formal submission as well as requested … Read More

A Win for CIHR Families in BC

At a recent gathering hosted by Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives earlier this month, Mitzi Dean, the Minister of Children and Family Development (MCFD) provided a video making an exciting announcement we’ve been waiting to hear! At the Aging … Read More

Child and Family Service Reform

Update for Fairness for Children Raised by Relativesas presented by Richel Donaldson Manager, Strategic Child Welfare & Reconciliation Policy of the Ministry of Children and Family Development – at the Aging and Kinship Care Gathering in Kamloops on 10 June … 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

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

Submission to MCFD (August 2022)

In June and July of 2022, Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives Society collaborated with the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) to organize special meetings for Kinship Caregivers to provide input into the Family Services Legislative Reform. The … Read More

2023 Budget Consultation

President of Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives presented at the Province of BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Budget 2023 Consultation in June 2022. Here is her submission: Good afternoon my name is Shari Monsma and … Read More

Let your voice be heard!

British Columbia is reforming child and family service legislation, and MCFD is calling for engagement from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis persons, community organizations, social sector service providers, and other individuals with lived experience with child and family services. And, … Read More

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