Characteristics of a Good Caregiver
Socially and Community Minded
Good Problem Solver
Proactive Gifted Communicator and Mediator Patient Open Minded and Understanding Good Role Model (has a personal wellness plan)
Has a Positive Outlook on life
Foster Care in British Columbia
There are approximately 9,200 children in care in British Columbia.
53.53% of children removed from their homes and placed in foster care have Aboriginal Status.
Between 1995-2001 there was a 71.5% increase in the number of on-reserve children with status being placed in foster care.
There are currently about 4,000 foster and group homes providing care to children and youth.