Submission to MCFD (August 2022)

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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

Annual General Meeting

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Saturday September 24th, 2022 Thank you to all who attended the meeting via Zoom. We are happy to confirm we have a full slate on our Board of Directors for the coming year. Here is the President’s Report submitted by … Read More

2023 Budget Consultation

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President of Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives presented at the Province of BC’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services Budget 2023 Consultation in June 2022. Here is her submission: Good afternoon my name is Shari Monsma and … Read More

Learning from Each Other – wrap up

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It’s been a week since we gathered in Nanaimo BC for the first gathering of this new society. Here are some reflections: SHARI MONSMA (President of F4CRR): “I am still riding the wave of emotions and inspiration from our Gathering … Read More

Resources for Children and Youth

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RISE Grant ProgramChildren and Youth raised in Kinship Care under 27 years of age are eligible for grants for as much as $1,000 annually that will help individuals cover costs for registration, equipment and travel for sport, physical and cultural … Read More

K I N S H I P – a poem by Charlene Cash

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K – Kinship Care – Being supported to keep families togetherI – Indigenous or Non – We are all treated FairlyN – Never forgetting our Children’s RightsS – Safety, Smiles and SnugglesH – Healing within our Nations and CommunitiesI – … Read More

Guardianship comparisons

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KINSHIP CARE and the inequities The table below reflects a comparison of benefits available to children under kinship caregivers, depending on the program/legal status. (links below) LINKS: Extended Family Plan | Permanent, Interim, or Temporary Custody (Guardianship under the Child, … Read More

Let your voice be heard!

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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

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