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

B.C. kept thousands in funding from family caring for granddaughter with disabilities

AS SEEN ON CBC NEWS – May 31, 2022 | The B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) kept thousands of dollars in funding from grandparents who needed the money to help care for their grandchild, a new report … 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

Summary of General Meeting Announcements – April 2nd 2022

September 2021 FCRR submitted a Budget Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services on behalf of families who receive support through the Child in the Home of a Relative program, and Section 54.1/54.01 (of the BC … Read More

A thank you note…

Thank you for being so inspiring and your dedication for children being raised by relatives – Katie Robertson, Executive Director, PSS We know Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives has been busy over the past few months. Your letter-writing campaign … Read More

Be part of a video documentary

Megan Wilde is a UBC graduate student in journalism and mother of three from Texas. For her final MJ project, she would like to produce a video documentary about kinship caregivers in B.C. She is looking to connect with kinship … Read More

Join our board!

We are still in our first year and already we have seen some successes and positive change as a direct result of the advocacy and awareness put forth by the small team of volunteers at Fairness for Children Raised by … Read More

Kinship Caregivers Win Federal Benefits for Children Living with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 – A positive step for children living with disabilities was recently achieved by a new organization of kinship caregivers, Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives. On February 17th, the provincial government announced that … Read More

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