The Bulletin – July 2011

The July 2011 Bulletin features a report on CFFA Conference in P.E.I., as well as a list of CFFA Successes from the past year.

It also includes letters from the president, the VP’s, and annual reports from our Provincial and Territorial members. Download the entire PDF newsletter here.

President’s 2011 Conference Report

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

Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Michelle Stephens from Hay River, NT. She won 2 return Westjet airline tickets anywhere Westjet flies. The tickets were generously donated by Westjet.

Greetings From Premier Ghiz

The Premier of Prince Edward Island sends his greetings and best wishes for a successful CFFA Conference in May. Download the greeting for yourself here (PDF). IF you haven’t yet signed up, registration forms and Schedule are available here.

Membership Renewal – Only Two Weeks Left!

Don’t forget to get your memberships and renewal memberships in before March 31st to be eligible for the draw of 2 Westjet return tickets anywhere they fly. Must be postmarked not later than March 31st.

The Bulletin – March 2011

This months Bulletin features info about the upcoming CFFA Conference in P.E.I. as well as letters from the president, the finance committee, and reports from our Provincial and Territorial members. Download the entire PDF newsletter here.

2011 CFFA Conference Programs Now Available

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Registration is open for the the 31st Annual CFFA Conference “Building Bridges” to be held in Charlottetown, PEI. May 9-15, 2011.

Download Registration Form.
Download Conference Program.

2011 CFFA Conference – Silent Auction

Each year at the Canadian Foster Family Association (CFFA) National Conference a Silent Auction is held. Provinces and Territories are asked to donate items for the silent auction, and members attending are encouraged to donate items as well. In past years it has been very successful and fun for all those attending having the opportunity to bid on items from across Canada.

The silent auction is an important fundraiser for us with proceeds used to publish our newsletter, the Bulletin, costs of our annual conference and Annual General Meeting etc.

While packing your bags for this year’s conference being held in beautiful Prince Edward Island, include some items for the silent auction. If you will not be attending and would like to donate, please contact your Provincial CFFA Director who will be attending and could bring your items.

Thank you in advance for your support of this event.

IFCO 2011 Registration Now Open

IFCO 2011 – International Foster Care Organization XVII Biennial World Conference registration is now open. It will be held July 10th-15th in Victoria, BC.

Download Conference Information.
Download Call for Papers Reminder.

Special Membership Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Westjet has donated: TWO RETURN AIRLINE TICKETS ANYWHWERE THEY FLY for our Fundraising/Membership Campaign!!

The draw for the two Westjet tickets is for New or Renewal memberships, both donor and organizational (other organizations who would like to join the CFFA).  The draw will take place at the 2011 CFFA Conference being held in PEI this coming June.
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