What's a FRP?

Do you have children aged prenatal to six years old? Family Resource Programs (FRPs) welcome you!  FRPs support the development of diverse healthy famiies in community based parent-child attachment centres. 

You can find a Family Resource Program in a Neighbourhood House, Aboriginal Friendship Centre or Boys and Girls Club, to name a few.  Look for the nick name "Family Place".

Expect to find a Strengthening Families approach designed to build resiliency.  Resiliency happens through connections!  Look for parenting support, new friends, an array of timely family information and just a great place to be.    


Family Resource Programs bring you and your children together, helping you learn to fall in love with each other.  Bring your questions.  Drop by - check out your neighborhood Family Resource Program! 

Here is the Directory for Family Resource Programs in British Columbia.
Contact the Family Resource Program for their program details.

What you can find at a Family Resource Program

1. Family Support

Parent-child interactive drop-in
Supportive counselling
Prenatal programs
Clothing exchange
Community kitchens and nutrition education
Well-baby clinics and health screening
Community dinners and field trips
Child care services
Respite child mining
Special needs child services

2. Play-based Learning

Creative play / age appropriate toys
Toy libraries
Child development activities
Early childhood intervention

3. Early Literacy, Learning & Care

Language development
Early literacy programs

4. Parent Education

Workshops and courses
Parent support groups
Young parent programs
ELL for parents / caregivers

5. Information

Home Visiting
Counselling services
Family preservation
Employment and housing
Special needs child and family services


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Parents who are aware of development
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