PRESS RELEASE: FRP-BC Releases Statement of Reconciliation

June 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of our Statement of Reconciliation! Please download the Statement of Reconciliation here

For media considerations, refer to our release below and backgrounder (download here).


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                               June 21, 2017


CONTACT:  Daniel Almeida
Marketing Coordinator,
BC Association of Family Resource Programs



FRP-BC releases their Statement of Reconciliation, encouraging, welcoming, and hoping to continue positive practices in the Early Childhood Development and Family Support fields that promote reconciliation in the context of healthy family development.  

LANGLEY-  The BC Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP-BC) is releasing a Statement of Reconciliation, in response to 94 Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Acknowledging the findings of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report, this Statement of Reconciliation is the next step in taking responsibility in working towards reconciliation.

Executive Director of FRP-BC, Sherry Sinclair, speaks to the importance of this historic step in the Early Childhood Development and Family Support fields: “… we [Canadians] grasp the importance of developing a Statement of Reconciliation to evidence our commitment in moving toward reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.  The dire history and treatment of Indigenous peoples requires a response based in love, respect and action.  We see FRP-BC’s Statement of Reconciliation as a step in the direction of love and respect.”

FRP-BC is encouraging Family Resource Programs and other organizations in the Early Childhood Development and Family Support fields to also work towards reconciliation.  We offer our Statement of Reconciliation to be used as a guide and meaningful component in an effort towards love and respect.  

The Association is looking forward towards continued collaboration with the Indigenous community, on the path towards reconciliation. As Sherry Sinclair states: “Our desire is to develop true and lasting relationships with Indigenous peoples and organizations in the spirit of community and support for children and families everywhere.”

FRP-BC is a non-profit association that supports the development of healthy families in BC by providing standards, a certificate program, resources and advocacy for over 200 Family Resource Programs (FRPs) in BC. FRPs focus on creating positive parent-child interactions in families with children 0-6. using the strengths-based, community-based, family-centred care model.  


Download the Statement of Reconciliation here.

Download the Backgrounder here.

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