FRP-BC Provincial Standards of Practice

The FRP-BC Provincial Standards of Practice represent expectations for program design and implementation as well as agency infrastructure.

As a part of the FRP-BC membership, FRP-BC members can complete a review of how their family resource program (FRP) meets and implements the Standards of Practice.


The revised and simplified FRP-BC Provincial Standards of Practice are now available on the FRP-BC Members Only Portal. The process to simplify the Standards was started in September 2019 and was undertaken with both external expertise in quality assurance frameworks as well as knowledge and perspectives of FRP professionals who understand more closely the realities of FRPs across the province.


Standards represent expectations for program design and implementation as well as agency infrastructure. They lay the foundation for how FRPs ensure:

  • participants/clients are treated ethically and with respect for their rights;
  • services are planned and delivered according to province-wide best practice standards;
  • physical environments are appropriately planned and maintained; and,
  • the FRP is governed and administrated ethically and responsibly.

The current Standards have been designed with the context of:

  • The FRP-BC Five Core Areas of Service
  • MCFD’s Early Years Framework

We have done our best to ensure the Standards are accessible to a range of sizes and structures of FRPs, while balancing the essential objective of the Standards to support FRPs to have strength in program delivery, management, governance, systems, and financial sustainability.

One of the most significant changes to the FRP-BC Standards process is that different levels of evidence are now required for different FRP size, families served, and/or admin capacity. Before proceeding with the application, members will have the opportunity to self-identify which level their FRP fits the profile of. That level will then be used throughout the application to determine what evidence is required for the Standards application.

How Members Can Get Started


The FRP-BC Standards of Practice consists of thirteen Standards and can be accessed by members when logged into the Members Only Portal.


Standard 1: Family Centred Approaches

Standard 2: Family Support, Education and Referrals

Standard 3: Encourage Family Connection through Child-Led Play

Standard 4: Cultural Competency and Cultural Safety

Standard 5: Professional and Ethical Conduct

Standard 6: Early Learning and Play-Based Programming

Standard 7: Evaluation and Quality Improvement

Standard 8: Design, Function, Safety and Hygiene of Physical Environment

Standard 9: Partnerships and Collaboration

Standard 10: Governance

Standard 11: Planning, Administration and Information Management

Standard 12: Finance and Risk Management

Standard 13: Human Resources

Members, start here.