The UFPCC (United Foster Parents of Canada Corporation) "Legal Defence Fund “came into existence in 2001.
We assist foster families with advice and guidance when faced with stressful allegations and situations that can occur in the fostering system.
We can unfortunately only give limited advice on the agency insurance coverage; this is due to the fact that the major insurance company providing coverage for Children’s Aid Societies refuses to provide us with any details regarding coverage provided by the individual policies as we are not the Policy Holder.
One of the major benefits with membership is a Legal Expense Insurance Policy that is designed to assist foster families with legal expenses if their family members face a criminal charge or investigation in relation to a child placed in their care by the relevant children’s aid society. It also provides foster parents with a further $100,000 in insurance coverage if they are charged with a criminal offence that is covered by the Children’s Aid insurance policy. There are conditions and restrictions which are fully explained in the Legal Assistance Plan, available on our download page.
United Foster Parents of Canada Corporation
The UFPCC (United Foster Parents of Canada Corporation) came into existence in 2001 as the "Legal Defence Fund of the Hastings Foster Parent Association" and was available only to Foster Parents working with the Hastings Children's Aid Society. Numerous other Foster Parent Associations throughout the province had their own independent defence funds, each offering limited assistance to their members. The founding members quickly realised that there was strength in numbers and that this service was something that would benefit ALL Canadian Foster Families, resulting in our name change and incorporation in November 2001.
The purpose of the UFPCC is to provide financial assistance and advice to our members when they are faced with a legal situation as a result of fostering. Currently we have eleven dedicated lawyers available at all times. Our membership fee is nominal and once you retire from fostering your membership transitions from Active to Retired.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for within these pages, we encourage you to contact the representative for your area, which you can obtain from our office at 1-855-273-0944 ext. 1 or by emailing the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org