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 world take on the responsibility of raising their grandchildren when, for a variety of difficult reasons, the parents are unable to continue in their parenting role. It is not a simple or easy task to begin parenting again, later in life. Here in British Columbia exact numbers are difficult to obtain, but we do know there are upwards of 10,000 children being raised by their grandparents and that many grandparents are struggling to find the funds and supports needed to make sure the children are happy, healthy, safe and secure.
Here at PSS we work hard to create supports, resources and learning opportunities for grandparents raising grandchildren (GRG) and we also benefit enormously from the stories and wisdom they share with us.