PRESS RELEASE: Catalyst of Change Award Winners 2017

Nov. 29, 2017

We are excited to share our Catalyst of Change Award Winners for 2017. These community driven individuals were formally recognized at our AGM last week. Full release follows.



November 29, 2017


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


LANGLEY- The BC Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP-BC) announced the recipients of the 2017 FRP-BC Catalyst of Change Awards at our AGM on November 24, 2017. This award acknowledges volunteers, staff and past staff whose innovative and pioneering initiatives have proven powerful in supporting change for families in our communities.

The Catalyst of Change recipients lead a community of forward thinking organizations that continue to develop new and creative ways to advance and promote community-based family-centred programs.

Congratulations to all who were nominated from their Community Services Organization! FRPBC honors you.

The recipients are:

Debbie FletcherChilliwack Community Services. Debbie’s positive outlook, enthusiasm and compassion impact the families that she works with in a positive way every day.

Charlene Belleau- Esketemc First Nation. Charlene has served as Eske’temc Nation Chief twice, co-produced a documentary and assisted with residential school documentaries for CBC, NPC and APTN.  Charlene actively leads and participates in her Interior community at Alkali Lake.

Gwen Noble- Community Connections Society of Southeast BC. Gwen is a visionary, loves to collaborate and supports positive change for families, their children and the community to which they belong.

Sidney Bosel-South Vancouver Family Place. Syd is devoted, dedicated and supports countless families with young children in all of Vancouver.

Marianne Brophy-Family Services of the North Shore. Over the past year, Marianne has supported close to 400 I-Hope Family Centre families through breastfeeding and postpartum supports.

Mary Johnston-Eastside Family Place. Throughout Mary’s lengthy career, Mary remains a champion for children and families Mary is the most thoughtful, kind and professional co-worker to work with.


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