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Published on 04 July 2009 by in News

Victoria to Host International Fostering Conference

VICTORIA – More than 600 delegates from around the world will converge in Victoria when the city hosts the 2011 International Foster Care Organization (IFCO) conference.

Key representatives from B.C.’s leading Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster parent and family support agencies — led by Foster Parent Support Services Society (FPSSS) and Surrounded by Cedar Child and Family Services – worked in partnership to prepare the winning proposal. Letters of support for the bid came from throughout Canada and included those from the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen, Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe and Mary Ellen Turpel Lafond, B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth.

The conference, themed “Fostering Hope…Together We Can Make a Difference”, will take place July 10th to 15th, 2011 at the University of Victoria.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce …

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