How can you help?

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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

UBC Research partnership

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Examining Support Needs for Children, Youth and Caregivers in Kinship/Out-of-Care Arrangements This is the first time Fairness has been involved in a research project. The purpose of this research project was to examine the necessary support(s) for kinship/out-of-care families. This … Read More

2024 Gathering – Embracing our Diversity

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A GATHERING OF KINSHIP CAREGIVERS Are you raising a relative’s child(ren)? Join us at a FREE two-day gathering of kinship caregivers in Abbotsford on June 8 and 9th, 2024. Join us in the conversations and support as we work together … Read More

Virtual Town Hall about the Provincial Tuition Waiver program

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You’re invited… The Provincial Tuition Waiver Program waives tuition and eligible fees for B.C students who are current or former children and youth in care studying full-or-part-time at a BC public post-secondary institution, the Native Education College, or an approved union-based trades … Read More

Let your voice be heard!

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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

A note from the president, July 2023

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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

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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

Boundary Building in Complex Relationships

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“Families remain dysfunctional when everyone pretends that things are okay.”{Nedra Glover Tawwab} Boundary Building in Complex Relationships Workshop was presented by Karen Peters, Registered Clinical Counsellor, at the Aging and Kinship Care Gathering in June 2023. What complicates relationships? “When … Read More

F4CRR on Fairchild TV

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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

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