Posted in News on 24 May 16

Time is passing quickly and the date to the British Columbia Federation of Foster Parent Associations (BCFFPA) 2016 Annual General Meeting is quickly approaching!

BCFFPA has negotiated very reasonable rates which will only be available until August 29, 2016. We are encouraging those who plan to attend to book their hotel accommodations as soon as possible as the block is quickly filling up. Please see information below.

Hotel:      Coast Bastion Hotel
Dates:   September 30 & October 1, 2016
Telephone number:   1-250-753-6601
Guest Room Block: "British Columbia Federation of Foster Parents Association"
Rates (based on double occupancy):   Superior Room, Two Double Beds - $139 plus taxes*
Superior Room, One Queen Bed - $139 plus taxes*
*Rates include a 24 hr parking pass/night  

Registration packages will be emailed beginning of July 2016.

Apply for the AGM Bursary by June 1, 2016

The Ministry of Children and Family Development is supporting this year's BCFFPA AGM in Nanaimo! Bursaries will be given to two foster parents in each service delivery area which will cover the cost of your Conference and AGM registration fee ($300 value). A cheque for $200 to cover some expenses will be available for the winners at the AGM.

If you would like to have an opportunity to receive one of the bursaries, please submit the following information to our office by June 1st, 2016. Please note, bursaries for BCFFPA's AGM 2016 are open to all foster parents in BC regardless of BCFFPA membership.

Instructions to Apply for AGM 2016 Bursary
Send us the following information by mail, e-mail or fax by June 1st, 2016:

  1.    Your name, address, city, postal code and at least one phone number where we can contact you.
  2.    Provide your e-mail address if you have one.
  3.    The name of who you contract for as a foster parent? (MCFD, Delegated  Aboriginal Agency or other agency)
  4.    If you have a current contract. (Applicant contract status will be verified.)
  5.    Full name and contact information (telephone number, email address) of your Social Worker.
  6.    Send the above information to BCFFPA by e-mail, regular mail or fax:

E-mail: ronda@bcfosterparents.ca
Address: 3rd Floor-131 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC V3M 3P6
Fax: 604-544-2223

Winners will be notified by phone and e-mail (if provided) by Thursday, June 30, 2016.

We look forward to seeing you in Nanaimo!


One Response to “2016 BCFFPA AGM”

  1. Ariana

    Rather than standing or speaking for children, we need to stand with children speaking for themselves. We don’t need a political movement for children… [we need to] build environments and policies for our collective future.

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