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

Resources for Children and Youth

Healthy Kid Program: dental and opticalThrough the Healthy Kids Program, children of low-income families can get help with the costs of Basic dental care, Prescription eyewear, Hearing instruments, Alternative hearing assistance. BC211BC211 is a non-profit society that connects people to … Read More

Resources for Caregivers & Families

BC211A non-profit society that connects people to community, health and government resources for help, where and when they need it. They help you find support services for all of life’s challenges. The service is free, confidential and available 24/7 in … Read More

Resources for Seniors

Government of Canada Programs and Services for SeniorsInformation and links to Canada Pension Plan, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Old Age Security, Caregiving benefits, Seniors’ health, Safe at home, Managing your money, Services for Veterans, Fraud prevention and Funding programs The BC … Read More

Resources for Indigenous families

ADOPTION Join Stefanie Laurella of Lawson Lundell as she explains what custom adoption is and who can custom adopt children.  An overview of the Custom Adoption Recognition Act will be discussed along with a review of the historical and current … Read More

Book Recommendations

Thank you, Parent Support Services Society of BC for this list of recommended books. We will add to this list from time to time, and welcome your suggestions. To Grandma’s House We Stay by Sally Houtman (Studio 4 Productions – … Read More

The State of Kinship Care in BC

This report is an outcome of a research project funded by: The Victoria Foundation – Adoption and Permanency Fund of BC, and the Law Foundation of BC. The opinions expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the opinions or … Read More

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