A letter from FRP-BC’s Provincial Director, Tara Nargang:
Dear FRP-BC Members and Friends,
Spring has sprung and that means that it’s membership renewal time. I want to take this opportunity to let you, our members and supporters, know of some changes for the next membership year.
FRP-BC formed a Membership Task Force to look at our membership system and more specifically, the equity in our one level/one price system. As a result of this Task Force and with FRP-BC board support, we are implementing some changes that include new membership types depending on the size of your family resource program (FRP). We now have three ‘levels’ for FRP members, each with an appropriate increase in membership fees. The goal is that smaller FRPs will pay a smaller membership fee compared to larger FRPs, and will be able to access all training, resources, and connections. We also now have a membership option specifically for non-FRP organizations and individuals. It was noted that COVID-19 continues to make it a challenging time for FRPs and community agencies, so we were mindful of not increasing the membership fee without careful consideration of benefits. For example, if one staff member attends just one training, the membership is already more than paid for.
Furthermore, instead of the traditional Dual Membership option with Families Canada (FC), we have decided in consultation with FC to provide a discount code to any FRP-BC member buying an FRP-BC membership that can be applied to a FC membership.
As well, FRP-BC is looking ahead to a year of solid training in such areas as Trauma Informed Practice Through a Lens of Cultural Safety and Early Years Mental Health, and we will partner with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) to utilize concrete data that will inform programming and responses to COVID-19’s impacts.
Registration for the 2021/2022 membership year will open soon. Please keep an eye out for an email next week with the registration opening date and instructions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family Resource Programs of BC (FRP-BC)