Who we are
The BCFFPA represents and supports all Foster Parents to provide quality in-home foster care in British Columbia
“Supporting children and youth to reach their full potential through excellence in foster care
Resilient Foster Parents = Empowered Children and Youth
The BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations is a provincial organization for foster parents, governed by foster parent representation from all areas of the province.
BCFFPA is a registered not-for-profit charity that aims to bring together foster parents, social workers and other stakeholders who are working to improve the standard of care for children in our province. We provide information to the general public about fostering, recruitment services for Ministry of Children and Family Development and delegated Aboriginal agencies, educational opportunities for foster parents, and direct support to foster parents when they encounter challenges in the work they do. One of our key roles in the province is to advise and consult on the development and revision of policy and practice for BC’s child welfare sector.
BCFFPA facilitates contact with all foster parents in the province. We provide funding to BCFFPA community Branches and Regional Councils, and also maintain a Board of Directors that represents the diversity of all foster caregivers. Our Branches, Regional Councils and Provincial Board are all run by volunteers who are elected by BCFFPA’s foster parent membership community.
Camps for Kids
The “Camps For Kids” grants were established by the BC Federation of Foster Parent Associations to alleviate some of the costs Foster Parent members encounter when sending their foster, adopted, or birth children to camp. There will be a maximum number of 20 grants issued per year.
Who can apply?
Any foster parent member in good standing who requires assistance to send their foster, adopted or birth child/youth between the ages of 6 –19 to camp (i.e. day camps, sports camps, away camps)
Amount of grant
An annual grant of $250.00 per family will be awarded, and may be used to cover costs for one or more eligible family members to attend the camp of their choice.