Membership in FPSO ensures that your Foster Parent Association will continue to receive representation on the provincial level. Your FPA will receive copies of all minutes and correspondence from the Director and Presidents meetings and a copy of the Hilites newsletter for each of your foster families. Foster Parents have the opportunity to nominate candidates for Youth Bursary Award(see below); foster parent awards honouring foster parents for outstanding achievement and long term service, and the children’s annual poster and writing contests. Membership provides a reduced registration fee for the Annual FPSO Conference along with voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.
In addition to representation, FPSO looks to provide resources, education and workshops dealing with issues that are faced by foster parents.
These supports are invaluable to the foster parent and the agency. Some examples include: