Foster Parents You DO Make a Difference Conference

Posted in News on 23 Feb 17

You are invited to our 2017 Island-Wide Conference

"Foster Parents You DO Make a Difference"

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 and Thursday, April 20th, 2017

8:15am to 4:00pm (8:15am to 9:00am Check-in and Meet and Greet)

Beban Park Recreation Centre,  2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC

Join us for this exciting two-day conference featuring two incredible speakers. Meet and network with your Local FPSS Society Coordinator and other foster parents from communities throughout Vancouver Island.

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Tamara Strijack, Clinical Counsellor, Neufeld Institute Faculty
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Tamara will be speaking on transplanting roots, cultural identity, attachment and transitions.

Derek Clark, Motivational Speaker and Author
Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Derek will be speaking on Resiliency to Redemption, Spirit of a Child: From Rejection to Connection to Direction,
Rejuvenating Their Spirit and Positive Outcomes.

Health Breaks and Lunch will be provided.

Who Should Attend?

Foster Parents, Resource, Protection and Guardianship Workers, Adoptive Parents,
Relatives Caring for Children, and Community Partners.

Ticket Prices

Foster Parents:
One Day: Early Bird $25.00 ($40.00 after March 31st)
Two Days:Early Bird $40.00 ($60.00 after March 31st)

Community Members/Agency Staff:
One Day: Early Bird $50.00 ($70.00 after March 31st)
Two Days: Early Bird $75.00 ($100.00 after March 31st)

Hotel Booking Information

To book your room at our special rate of:
$110.00 (Single occupancy)+15% taxes
$120.00 (Double occupancy) +15% taxes

Call 1-800-565-1144 to make your reservation at the Inn on Long Lake in Nanaimo.
When calling the hotel: Please be sure to quote "Foster Parent Support Services Society"
when making your booking.

To register visit:

Please contact the FPSS Society Regional Office at 1-888-922-8437 to inquire about subsidies.


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Mission Statement

The FPSS Foster Parent Support Services Society is a Grass Roots organization committed to
providing meaningful and accessible support, education and networking services which will continually enhance the skills and abilities of foster parents to deliver the best care possible to the children in their homes.


145 - 735 Goldstream Ave
Victoria, BC V9B 2X4
Tel: 1-888-922-8437 (toll free) Fax: 778-430-5463
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