Giving Kinship Care a Voice (video)

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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

Aging and Kinship Care Gathering

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More than 40 kinship caregivers met at the beautiful Thompson River University Conference Centre in Kamloops BC. Saturday and Sunday – June 10-11, 2023. Fairness for Children Raised by Relatives hosted kinship care providers from across the province as together … Read More

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

Budget 2023

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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

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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)

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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

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