Senator Hubley – Inquiry into Canadian Children in Care, Foster Families, and the Child Welfare System
On January 28th, Honourable Senator Elizabeth Hubley recently addressed the Senate regarding addressing issues regarding Child Welfare in Canada.
A PDF of her speaking notes can be downloaded here.
CFFA President Sheila Durnford addressed the senator directly. A PDF of her letter can be downloaded here.
The Brochures for the CFFA National Conference are now available. Download a PDF copy here.
A PDF of the 2013 AGM minutes can be downloaded here.
Download a PDF of the minutes here.
It’s official: NFFW will be celebrated October 19 – 25, 2014 (third full week of October).
2014 CFFA National Conference will be held June 9 – 15, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta. Watch for full details in the Spring edition of the CFFA Newsletter coming out soon.
Remember to take advantage of the special discount offer for the Living with FASD mp3 recordings and transcripts. Only until December 18th will you pay a final price of $48.50! After December 18th the regular price will increase to $147.00. CFFA members will receive a 50% discount off the new regular price of $147 = $97.
More information on the recordings and the offer is available here.
To purchase the recordings, visit LivingWithFASD.com/cffa and enter this special coupon code at the checkout: LWF-CFFA
Our online version of the November 2013 CFFA Bulletin is now available.
This issue includes
- Information about the elections to be held at the 2014 AGM.
- Congratulatory letters from Governor General David Johnston and Prime Minister Stephen Harper in celebration of Foster Family Week.
- A special offer on audio recordings about living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
- Provincial and Territorial reports.
Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.
SPECIAL OFFER FROM THE CANADIAN FOSTER FAMILY ASSOCIATION (CFFA)!
As a parent of a child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), wouldn’t it be nice to get your hands on essential tips and ideas from experts with the latest research, without leaving the comfort of your home? And how reassuring would it be if those experts also happened to be parents of children with FASD themselves? Who knows better than people like you who walk in the same shoes you do!
To hear experts on FASD speak, you usually need to attend an FASD conference in person. However, now there is an easier way! In September, I attended an online conference called the Living With FASD 2013 Summit. 22 expert interviews were recorded so participants could listen from the comfort of their own home, on their own time. I can play these interviews on my computer, and I have downloaded the MP3 recordings of each interview onto my MP3 player. I also have transcripts of each interview. Read more
National Foster Family Week is being celebrated across Canada October 20 – 26, 2013!
During this week foster families are recognized for the work they do throughout the year with children and youth who are unable to live with their families. Foster families not only open their homes to children and youth, but their hearts as well.
We have healthier communities and stronger citizens because of the dedication and commitment that foster families have for our children and youth.
The Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA) has developed a short video in celebration of foster families and to thank them for the incredible work that they do. You can see it here.