Caregiver Support Line 1.844.391.0007 Ext. 229


BC Federation of Foster Parents Associations

The BCFFPA is a provincial organization for Foster Parents, run by Foster Parents.

BCFFPA is a registered non-profit society which aims to bring together foster parents, social workers and other interested people working to improve the standard of care for children in our province. It provides information to the general public about fostering and offers foster parents opportunities for education, training and professional development. BCFFPA provides comprehensive support and referral services to BC’s foster parent community.

BCFFPA has support delegates throughout the province of BC. Check their website for additional supports near you!

BC Ministry of Children and Family Development – MCFD  (click on the fostering link)

The Ministry works together with Delegated Aboriginal Agencies, Aboriginal service partners and approximately 5400 contracted community social service agencies and foster homes, cross government and social sector partners to deliver inclusive, culturally respectful, responsive and accessible services that support the well-being of children, youth and families.

Become a Foster Caregiver in BC

Federation of BC Youth In Care Network

FBCYICN is a youth-driven, provincial, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people in and from government care in BC, between the ages of 14 and 24.

They provide programs and services that help young people come together, get individual support, link with learning opportunities, and unite their voice to create positive change in the system.

FBCYICN was created in 1993 by young people in care.

Adoptive Families Association of BC

AFABC supports the adoption community at all ages and stages through education, counselling, family events, and advocacy.

AgedOut was developed by the Adoptive Families Association of BC in partnership with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks, Content Strategy Inc, and Agentic Digital Media. is for young adults who were in government care in BC. It’s an up-to-date warehouse of information on resources and services available to young adults and a learning tool to help people feel empowered as they leave care.



Vancouver Island – Serving North and South Vancouver Island

Foster Parent Support Services Society

The FPSS Foster Parent Support Services Society is a CARF Accredited  non-profit grassroots organization whose purpose is to administer support and education services to family care network caregivers within the Vancouver Island Region.

Coast/Fraser Region – Serving East Fraser, North Fraser, South Fraser, Vancouver/Richmond, Coast/North Shore

Hollyburn Family Services

As well as providing the education services of BC Foster Care Education, Hollyburn has specialized programs that support caregivers who are contracted with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society.

Pacific Community Resources – South Fraser Region

Referral by Resource Social Worker – PCRS provides in-home consultation, education, and validation through a one-to-one relationship with the caregiver support counsellor on a long term consistent basis. This program also assists foster parents to implement strategies to increase resilience and decrease unwanted behaviours, and help foster parents understanding of the stages of development from childhood to adolescence.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver – Serving Vancouver, New Westminster and Richmond

The right support can make all the difference to families who have opened their homes to children in need. Family Services’ Foster Family Support Services and Resource Centre provides consistent and specialized support to foster parents involved with the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

SOS Children’s Village – Serving the Children’s Village located in Surrey, BC

Caregiver support is provided based on the individual needs of the caregiver or family. Support is offered through monthly group sessions, home meetings, telephone support and through advocacy efforts. Additionally the SOS Clinical Director and lead SOS Therapist are onsite at the Village five days a week and provide ongoing support for caregivers outside of structured therapeutic work.

Interior Region

Interior Community Services – Serving the areas of Thompson, Shuswap including Merritt

A program to assist foster parents in creating support systems and successfully maintaining children in their care throughout the Thompson/ Shuswap.

Okanagan Foster Support Services – Serving North, South and Central Okanagan and Shuswap

Okanagan Foster Parents Association provides education and support for Foster Parents of the Okanagan, Shuswap and Similkameen.

North Region

AXIS Family Services – Serving Northwest, North Central, Kooteney

The Foster Parent Support and Training Program provides support and training/ education to several hundred foster parents in the MCFD North Region, that is from Quesnel and north, including all of northern BC and the Haida Qwaii.

North Peace Community Services – Community Bridges – Serving North Peace

The Foster Parent Support program is dedicated to providing support for foster parents. They serve Foster Parents in Fort St John, Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge, Chetwynd and Fort Nelson areas.

Helpline for Children

If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you can the 24-hour Helpline toll-free in BC
310-1235 (no area code required).