Award for Excellence in Advancement of Child Felfare

PARENT EDUCATOR DR. ALLISON REES WINS 2014 BILL MCFARLAND AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF CHILD WELFARE Burnaby, BC, October 28, 2014 – On Saturday, October 25th, Parent Support Services Society of BC awarded the prestigious Bill McFarland Award…

Family Day 2015

Family Day 2015 Family Day raises complex emotions for many of us across BC. At Parent Support Services Society we hear stories every day from and about parents, grandparents, children and youth and too many of those stories are steeped…

Celebrating Grandparents Day Sept. 2014

Celebrating Grandparents Day Sept. 2014

CPP Disability Benefits Unfair to Children in Kinship Care

Impact of the loss of Canada Pension Disability benefits for children who are dependents when the disabled person turns 65. In our work with grandparent led families (GRG), Parent Support Services often uncovers inequities and barriers that grandparents must face….

Grandparents Day September 7 2014

Much of my job and my spare time thinking, is absorbed by Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG) and the struggles, inequities and invisibility they, and the children they are raising, face. Grandparents Day always give rise to deep thoughts and deep…

Grandparents’ Day September 8 2013

Grandparent’s Day 2013 Happy Grandparent’s Day! Sunday September 8, 2013 marks an important day to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate Grandparents all over the world. Recognizing Grandparents What is a Grandparent? Grandparents play widely different roles from family to family and…

Financial Planning for GRG: Wills and Estates

GRG Financial Strategies Workshop Series August to October 2012.  We have now completed our Financial Strategies Workshops in the Lower Mainland  and there are 2 more slated for the Island: one in Victoria and the other in Nanaimo. Those details…

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

June 25, 2012 Christina Campbell Data is now available from the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line! The following information is from data collected between February 1, 2012 and June 1, 2012. For grandparents contacting the support line, the top 5 issues identified…

TAKE ACTION AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT THIS GRANDPARENTS’ DAY!!

TAKE ACTION AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT THIS GRANDPARENTS’ DAY!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012!! By Sarah Allan, GRG Program Coordinator Grandparents’ Day is a day to appreciate, recognize and celebrate every grandparent everywhere in the world. Grandparents who share time, wisdom, energy and love with grandchildren and great grandchildren; who…

Grand Gathering

Soon there will be a Grand Gathering in the Lower Mainland BC for Grandparent led families. Looks like it will be May 28 in New Westminster. Watch for regular updates and formal announcements on our website http://www.parentsupportbc.ca/. Grandparents around the…