Communicating through Conflict

Posted in News on 15 Aug 17

Dialogue and Resolution Services Presents:

Communicating through Conflict

**Limited Free Spaces Available to Foster Parents at No Charge**
REGISTER by calling Krista at 778-430-5459

FASD Awareness Day 2017

Posted in News on 09 Aug 17

FASD Awareness Day

Friday, September 8, 2017, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Victoria Native Friendship Centre
231 Regina Avenue, Victoria, BC
Everyone is welcome to attend!
You can choose to attend part of the day or the full day.
If you would like to attend any of the workshops, please be sure to register.
This is a family-friendly event and includes a community luncheon, guest speakers, a sharing circle, door prizes and lots of community resources!

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9:00am - 9:30am
Check in for Workshops
Collect Gift Bags & Door Prize Tickets
9:30am - 9:45am
Opening Prayer, Acknowledgement, Opening Drumming Song
Welcoming, Housekeeping, Acknowledgements
9:45am - 10:30am

Keynote Speaker, Introduce: Janet Christie, with Bio
10:30am - 11:00am
Panel Speaker, Introduce: Matthew Pakozdy, with Bio
11:00am - 11:30am
Panel Speaker, Introduce: Amber Rainshadow, with Bio
11:30am - 12:00pm
Panel Speaker, Introduce: Correen Coons, with Bio
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Door Prize Announcements
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sharing Circle with Glenn Patterson
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshops A & B
with Mona Carlson/Correen Coons & Michelle Anderson
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshops C & D
with Mona Carlson/Correen Coons & Michelle Anderson

Foster and Adoptive Parents Needed!

Posted in News on 08 Aug 17

Emergency Preparedness Information for Foster Parents in case of a Wildfire

Posted in News on 21 Jul 17

Currently on Vancouver Island we are fortunate not to have any out of control wildfires, but it is early in the wildfire season.
In case of a wildfire emergency or evacuation, please see information below
from MCFD for Foster Parents: (Click to enlarge)

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the wildfires.

Letter to Parents and Guardians from Provincial Health Officer

Posted in News on 12 Jul 17

This morning we received this letter from the Provincial Health Officer
regarding the Illegal Drug Overdose Crisis. We were asked to send it out to caregiver's on Vancouver Island.

If you have any questions or concerns specific to the youth in your care, you should contact the youth's social worker.

(Click to view both pages of the letter in full size)

Nanaimo Information Sessions July to November 2017

Posted in News on 05 Jul 17

BC Child and Youth in Care Week Events

Posted in News on 24 May 17


Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Monday, June 5th, 2017, After School
Silver City Movie Theatre
3130 Tillicum Road, Victoria
(Rated PG for mild rude humor throughout)
Link to Movie Trailer: 
**Please note: Cineplex will confirm if this will be the movie shown and
announce start time one week before the event. 
Time will be between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm**
Please RSVP to by Monday, May 29th.


Annual BC Child and Youth in Care Week BBQ

Wednesday June 7th from 11:30 - 1:30
MCFD Youth Office
2814 Nanaimo St, Victoria BC


Celebration of Our Youth

Thursday, June 8th, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services
1497 Admirals Road, Victoria
See poster for more information.
Brought to you by Indigenous Perspectives Society and Surrounded by Cedar


Celebration of Our Kids

Saturday, June 10th, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Indigenous Perspectives Society
664 Granderson Road, Langford
See poster for more information.
Brought to you by Indigenous Perspectives Society and Surrounded by Cedar






BC Child and Youth in Care Week BBQ
Thursday, June 8th, 2:30 to 5:00pm
Bowen Park
Volleyball Courts (Youth Area)
Lower Picnic Area (Children's Area)
Barbeque, valley ball, bouncy castle and more!
Hotdogs, hamburgers and cake will be served.




Carnival Event

Thursday, June 8th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Lake Trail Middle School
805 Willemar Ave, Courtenay
Gymnasium and Bouncy castle plus gerbil balls.




Youth in/from Care Pizza Party

Friday, June 9th,  3:00 to 6:00pm
The Foundry/John Howard Society NI
140A 10th Ave, Campbell River
John Howard Society NI and Monica White, coordinator for our new Youth in Care Network,
invites all youth in care to celebrate Youth in Care Week with a pizza party.
Contact Monica for details:
Cell: (250) 202 7209, call or text.

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.


Updated BCFCE Winter 2017 Schedule

Posted in News on 20 Feb 17

Due to snow and other events, some BCFCE classes were postponed in most areas. You can view an updated schedule here: with the dates for make up classes highlighted in dark blue.
Our Spring schedule will go out in the newsletter the first week in March.

High Need for Caregivers in Nanaimo

Posted in News on 31 Jan 17

Do you have room in your heart?

Nanaimo is currently in HIGH NEED of several caregivers who will open their hearts and their homes to children and youth from our community.

We are in need of stable and nurturing families to care for children who, for a variety of reasons, cannot live with their family.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about becoming a foster family, please join us at an upcoming information session.

  • Wednesday, February 8, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, February 9, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday March 8, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, April 6, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 3, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, May 4, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, June 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Call Rachel at 250.741.5436 or Suzanne at 250.741.6732 to reserve your seat.

All info sessions will be held at the Ministry of Children and Family Development 202 - 488 Albert Street, Nanaimo, BC.

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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