New and Note Worthy

DISCOUNTS 

 

Giant Tiger     

Offers a discount on some purchases for Bruce/Grey  Foster Parents.  Just show your photo ID card and it is automatic.

 Port Elgin - 10% on ALL purchases

                          

     Owen Sound -  10% but varies, some staff give on all purchases, some on clothing for child only.

 

Value Village (Owen Sound) offers a 20% discount on all purchases with your Photo ID Card.

Shopping Tips - Owen Sound -

Constantly changing stock is Treasure Hunt in the No Frills plaza across from McDonalds.  You never know what you are going to find !!

Tree House Children's Clothing - located in the Pizza Hut plaza at 669 10th st west. Gently used name brand clothing

MUSEUMS

Each year your FPA purchases a corporate membership alternating between Bruce and Grey Counties.  Membership has been renewed with Southampton but Grey Roots has generously provided a reciprocal membership due to COVID for the year 2021 so admittance is free at both by simply showing your ID badge.

Harrison Park Swimming Pool

and 

Storybook Park 

 Free Family Passes

are available to Foster Families at the Owen Sound Office.  Please call  Jessica Brown to arrange for pick up for Story book Park and the front desk for Harrison Park Pool passes.

Keep up to date with changes and planned changes in the Child Welfare System. 

Latest Information is available by clicking this link.

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Message from Minister Dunlop 

Re: Support for Children during

COVID-19

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Undertaking Planned Transitions for children in Out-of-home-care

A must read for all those involved in child welfare when children have to be transitioned from care-giver to care-giver including reunification, foster home care and adoption.

Training Committee

The Training Calendar Committee is looking for foster parents to join together to come up with the next training calendar.

If you would like to be a part of this committee please contact Melissa Matthews at the Walkerton office.

Incentive Payments

Incentive Payments....if you have any questions at all about the incentives that you have been paid, we have been asked to contact Sandra Lumley at the Owen Sound office and hopefully she can help you out with any issues you may have.   Just a reminder that Incentive payments are now part of your monthly expenses form.

Car Seat Regulations, Laws and Training

Are you up to date on all the newest car seat laws  ?

If not, training / inspection is available on an individual basis.

Our registered Car Seat Technician, Darlene Longmire, would be happy to help you.

She can be contacted at  519-832-2820 or longy@bmts.com

Below is a diagram on height and weight etc.

There is so much more to car seats so don't hesitate to call.

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SMOKE DETECTORS 

Please contact your worker to discuss the details of numbers and delivery. Please see below for new rules regarding Fire Drills

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New Prescription Rules