About Us

We are the BC Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP-BC), a not-for-profit organization that supports the development of diverse healthy families with children prenatal to six years old using a family-centred practice. 

We represent over 200 family resource programs spread across BC, receiving over a million visits from adults and children each year. For almost 50 years, family resource programs have engaged families with wisdom and care.

Family Resource Programs use a compassionate-care or trauma-informed approach with families. Parents and caregivers with children attend the family resource programs  at community-based family drop-ins. The family drop-ins are found in Family Centres, Family Places, Early Years Centres, Parent/Family Literacy Centres and Neighbourhood Houses.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our vision at FRP-BC is for all BC families to have the supports they need in their communities to raise healthy children.

Our mission is to build capacity in family-centred programs through research, education, advocacy and provincial standards and to connect families to local programs and resources.

Our values at FRP-BC are community, connection, inclusion, respect and relationships, in all that we do.

Our Principles

Our six principles support our members. Family Resource Programs:

  • Promote consistent positive parenting practices and healthy, secure parent/child relationships
  • Grounded in strength-based practices
  • Promote developmentally appropriate play-based learning
  • Open to all families and welcomes diversity
  • Strengthen the ability of families to raise healthy children by working in partnership with families and communities
  • Committed to reflective best practices

Our Services for Family Resource Programs

We work with the field in a variety of ways including:

  • Support to Northern Lights College for the Family Resource Practitioner Advanced Certificate
  • Statement of Reconciliation Community of Practice
  • Webinars and face-to-face trainings including Cultural Competency, Family Violence Prevention, Family Resource Practitioners Essentials
  • FRP-BC Provincial Standards of Practice Accreditation
  • Family Resource Program updates 
  • Field-related resources and support
  • Government policy and legislation updates
  • On-site consultations
  • Member networking 

Our Operations & Strategy

We invite you to learn more about our operations and strategic outline in the following documents. 

Family Resource Programs Theory of Change

2017 - 2018 Annual Report

2017 - 2018 Year End Financial Report

2017 - 2019 Strategic Plan

2017 Statement of Reconciliation

2016 - 2017 Annual Report

2016 - 2017 Year End Financial Report

2015 - 2016 Annual Report, and AGM Proceedings

2015 - 2016 Year End Financial Report

2014 - 2015 Annual Report

2014 - 2015 Year End Financial Report

2013 - 2016 Strategic Plan