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

Advocacy at work!

The new Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives Society has its first win in its attempt to improve the supports for all of our children. This is a good example of our grassroots advocacy at work. Families may be eligible … Read More

Recommendations Arising from Research

The following is a list of 26 recommendations that arose 2020 – 2021 State of Kinship Care Research Report Recommendations (A): Provincial Policy Reform That all children being raised in kinship care, regardless of legal status and duration of care, … Read More

Write to your MLA!

Below find a sample email to MLA’s that Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives (FCRR) is encouraging grandparents and other kinship caregivers to consider mailing It refers to a submission that Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives wrote about a … Read More

Submission to the 2022 Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services

FCRR submitted the following document to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services today. “Our organization was formed to advocate for children who would otherwise be in the BC provincial foster care system if they had not been … Read More

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