November 2012 Bulletin

Our online version of the November 2012 CFFA Bulletin is now available. In addition to letters from the CFFA leadership and Provincial and Terrirorial reports, this issue includes Letters from the Governor General and Prime Minister and Part 3 of Dr.’s Kagan and Delaney’s feature entitled A 3-D VIEW OF FOSTER CHILDREN.

Download a PDF of the Newsletter here.

Wishes from the Governor General

In honor of Foster Family Week, we have received a letter of acknowledgment from His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston. Download both French and English versions of the entire letter here  (PDF). Foster Family Week 2012 runs from October 22nd – 27th.

President’s Letter: Foster Family Week 2012

On behalf of the Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA) I am pleased to have the opportunity of sending Foster Families throughout Canada greetings as you celebrate Foster Family Week 2012.

This week is a time for foster families to be recognized for the work they do throughout the year with children and youth who are unable to live with their families.  Your commitment to the lives of children and youth provide them with positive experiences, a nurturing home, stability and guidance when they most need it.  We have healthier communities and stronger citizens because of your dedication. (read the entire President’s Letter here.)

National Foster Family Week 2012

National Foster Family Week 2012 is from October 22nd – 27th. The CFFA would like to recognize foster parents/families across Canada for their dedication and caring for the children and youth they look after in their homes.

 

Greetings from Ottawa

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper has sent us warm wishes regarding Foster Family Week 2012.

You can read the letter in both French and English here.

Newfoundland Conference Photos

Below are a few photos taken at our most recent CFFA National Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The Bulletin – Summer 2012

Our online version of the Summer 2012 CFFA Bulletin is now available. In addition to letters from the CFFA leadership and Provincial and Terrirorial reports, this issue includes a report of our Spring Conference in Newfoundland and Part 2 of Dr.’s Kagan and Delaney’s feature entitled A 3-D VIEW OF FOSTER CHILDREN.

Download the PDF here.

Thanks to the NLFFA

Congratulations to the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Family Association for hosting a very successful CFFA 2012 National Conference!!  Thank you to all those who made this possible.

President’s Annual Report 2011 – 2012

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

Another Year of the Bulletin

We are pleased to announce that Fran Harding, our Newsletter Editor, has agreed to carry on with her position for another year.

We are very lucky to have Fran helping us out in this way, and we thank her for all her hard work.