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

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

Budget 2023

A note from the Shari Monsma, President of Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives. I am so thankful that for the first time ever, all caregivers in B.C. were acknowledged in the provincial budget and not just those in Foster … Read More

FASD Respite Grant

Applications opened at 8:30 am on Thursday, February 9 The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) – in partnership with The Asante Centre and Carrier Sekani Family Services – will distribute respite funding to support families with children with … 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

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