Health Canada Consumer Reports:

Facebook & Fostering More…

Important Guidelines from Health Canada More…

Foster Parent Support Line Foster Parent Support Line

Relief Care for Foster Parents More…

Don’t forget to read your FPSSS newsletter “The Island Connection”. Can’t find it? Don’t worry, it’s online at www.fpsss.com


This website is for the fostering communities of Nanaimo, Lantzville and Ladysmith.

The purpose of this site is to share information with foster families, prospective foster families and anyone who may be interested in supporting children in need in our communities.

This site explains the local procedures for becoming a foster parent. It also links to the British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development fostering site, and other sites of interest to local foster parents. We will also be adding general community and parenting information.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line

Grandparents Raising Grandkids

Child Car Seat Recall

Britax Child Safety Inc. is recalling 3,600 children’s car seats because of a faulty shoulder harness that may not keep the user in place properly. More…


Foster Care Homes Needed

Are you interested in caring for infants, children and/or youth in our community?

The Nanaimo and surrounding area is currently seeking to recruit foster homes.  If you are interested or someone you know is interested in becoming a foster parent, please contact your local Ministry of Children and Family Development office.

Nanaimo, Lantzville and Ladysmith: 250-741-5444
Please ask to speak to a Duty Resource Social Worker.

Port Alberni: 250-720-2650
Please ask to speak to a Duty Resource Social Worker

Port Hardy and area: 250-949-8011
Please ask to speak to a Duty Resource Social Worker

Duncan: 250-715-2737
Please ask to speak to a Duty Resource Social Worker.



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