Are you a grandparent or other kinship caregiver in British Columbia who is looking for more information on how to ensure the child(ren) you are raising are receiving adequate supports? Here is some information to get started.
BC211 is a 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 over 150 languages.
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
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