City proclaims October as Foster Family Month


Photo: Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz presents Anita Bell (middle) and Nicole Lumb (right) with the proclamation at Tuesday night’s council meeting – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca

October is Foster Family Month in the City of Fort St. John.

City Council made the proclamation at the Tuesday night council meeting.

Anita Bell and Nicole Lumb are Resource Social Workers with the Ministry for Children and Family Development. The pair approached council with the proclamation request.

Lumb says it’s the ministry’s job to recruit and support foster families, who look after children in need of a caring environment.

There are around 30 foster parents in Fort St. John, and Lumb says there is a need for more foster families.

She encourages everyone who is interested in becoming a foster parent, to contact her at the ministry office on 102nd Street (behind the court house.)

Or, those interested could call Access Family Support Services out of Dawson Creek at (250) 782-9174.