FPSO POSTER CONTEST 2018

Theme: My Foster Home

Age Categories:
Ages: 2-5
Ages: 6-9
Ages: 10-14
Ages: 15-19
Special Needs

Prizes: (for each age group)
1st prize: $50.00
2nd prize: $25.00

Criteria:
• Applicant must be a foster, adopted, or biological child of a Foster Family.
• Foster Parent must be in good standing with FPSO.

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FPSO BURSARY AWARDS 2018

FPSO is pleased to announce their Bursary Awards for 2018.

CRITERIA:

• Applicant must be a foster, adopted, or biological child of a Foster Parent(s).
• Foster Parent(s) must be in good standing with FPSO
• Applicant must be preparing for their second term (not applying to attend first term) in a post-secondary institution or apprenticeship program for the term beginning September 2018.

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Writing (Essay) Contest 2018 – Deadline August 31 2018

Theme: My Foster Home

Age Categories: (for each age group)
Ages: 6-12
Ages: 13-19

Prizes:
1st Prize: $50.00
2nd Prize: $25.00

Criteria:

• Applicant must be a foster, adopted, or biological child of a Foster Family
• Applicant must submit an original writing about their experiences with fostering such as a poem, or an essay of not more than five hundred (500) words
• Separate cover sheet must include the name, address, email address (if applicable) and phone number of the Foster Family. As well the home Agency should be identified.
• Submissions become the property of FPSO and will not be returned and may be used in future publications.

All submissions must be postmarked by: August 31, 2018.

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FPSO February 2018 Month End Report

This month end report covers the month of February 2018.
Ongoing Initiatives & Projects (*Items noted with an asterisk are further noted within the
update*)
Provincial Advocacy in the areas of;
o Raising the Image of foster parents.*
o Standardizing the foster care per diem rates for foster parents and reimbursable
amounts for the children in care across the Province based on the Toronto CAST
model.
 If you were unable to attend your zone meeting please forward your
agencies per diem rates, a copy reimbursable amounts and mileage.
Could you also send the rates for stay at home school policy. Are you
receiving the same rates as prior to 18 years of age, does amount include
allowance, or is it agency paid, do you receive experience and skill
amounts in addition to per diem amount. Also is clothing allowance
excluded from the contract and if different than your normal
reimbursement amount please indicate. Please send to
milley17@sympatico.ca
o Advocating for a child welfare system that is centered on The Best Interest of the

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