Submitted by: Sheila Durnford, President, CFFA
Here it is time to reflect on the past year and the CFFA’s accomplishments and work that has been done.
Our Safeguarding Committee and Conference Committee worked hard throughout the year rewriting and updating the Safeguarding and Conference Manual. It is hoped that they will both be approved soon. Read more
Our 2011 annual conference – “Building Bridges” was held May 9 – 15th, 2011 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, hosted by the PEI Federation of Foster Families. Among the 100 plus participants were foster parents – both current and retired, youth workers, social workers and organizational members.
The first of the week the CFFA held their business meetings which included the CFFA Executive meeting, the Board of Director’s meeting, and the Provincial/Territorial President’s and Executive Director’s meetings. During the National Working group a brainstorming session was held in the morning. The Information collected will be used for our National Project, Every Child Matters. Our last meeting to be held was our Annual General Meeting.The Safeguarding committee held several meetings to work on updating of the Safeguarding manual. Read more
by Sheila Durnford, President
This year our 30th Annual CFFA Symposium was hosted by the Saskatchewan Foster Family Association in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The conference – Walking Together, Voices for Change was held June 7 – 13th.
The CFFA meetings went well, being held during the first part of the week, with the Executive meeting on Monday, the Board of Directors on Tuesday, the National Working Group on Wednesday, and the AGM Thursday morning. Read more
Message from the President, Sheila Durnford
I just recently returned from a very productive, enjoyable and well organized CFFA Symposium which was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 26th – May 31st. All those attending enjoyed the great hospitality of the Federation of Foster Families of Nova Scotia who hosted our week long event. A HUGE THANK YOU to the Federation and the Conference Committee for a job well done!
During the week various meetings were held, Executive meeting, Board of Director’s meeting, National Working Group, Executive Directors Meeting, President’s meeting, and of course the CFFA Annual General Meeting.
Read more details in the PDF: CFFA President’s Report
A downloadable PDF of the 2008 Symposium Update is available here.