October is Foster Family Month in BC

October is Foster Family Month in BC

A message from Cory Heavener, Provincial Director of Child Welfare:

"It is the 30th year of Foster Family Month. As the Provincial Director of Child Welfare, I am pleased to acknowledge, with deep gratitude, the many caregivers who have given their time and love to raising young people in British Columbia. The pandemic has been difficult for most British Columbians, and for these caregivers, who have taken on the additional challenge of conducting visits with social workers and families virtually.  Please honour the incredible individuals and households who are dedicated to ensure children and youth in care are safe and cared for. On behalf of the Government of British Columbia, thank you for your continued support in recognizing the extended family and foster caregivers in your community."