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

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

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

F4CRR on Fairchild TV

President Shari Monsma of Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives along with Jane Bouey, of Parent Suppor Services, was recently interviewed for a documentary for Fairchild TV, the number one national Chinese-language media in Canada. This episode was broadcast on … 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

GRG Quilt and Recipe Book

BC Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Care Awareness Recipe Book PURPOSE: To create an awareness of Grandparents raising Grandchildren and Kinship Care in BC.  The emotional and financial issues are immense.  We are encouraging all Grandparents raising Grandchildren and Kinship Caregivers in … 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

GRGs with a focus on the Grandparent – a podcast

Recently several members of our organization were guests on a radio show and podcast: “Re-Threading Madness” hosted by Bernadine Fox – award-winning Mental Health Advocate, Artist, Author, Radio Host, Public Speaker, & White Settler. Most often — and most importantly … 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

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