Celebrate Grandparents Day on Sept. 12. There are almost 10,000 children being raised by their grandparents in B.C. And in Canada there are over 70,000 children being raised by grandmothers and kin (Stats Canada 2006).
“Grandparents who are raising their grandchildren are saving us as taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and they’re doing that out of a sense of commitment, out of a sense of love and we need to be there to help and support them,” says Paul Muldoon, author of a study on the financial pressures of raising grandchildren.
For more information about grandparents raising grandchildren call Parent Support Services of B.C. toll-free 1-877-345-9777.