Why join FRP-BC?

As a member of FRP-BC, you and your agency join a growing network of family resource programs and gain access to relevant resources, opportunities for connection, training, and support to help you provide the best service to your community.

With the purchase of one membership for your agency, you and an unlimited number of staff members can create an online account and access the members only portal and training. Please see below for a list of benefits of the FRP-BC membership.

Registration for the 2021/2022 membership year is now open. Ready to become a member? Learn about our different membership types and register today.

Benefits

Community

  • Opportunities to connect with a network of FRPs and share ideas, identify emerging issues, and participate in ongoing dialogue about pertinent issues with other FRP staff across BC
  • Access to monthly Support and Ideas Calls over Zoom for the duration of the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Inclusion in FRP-BC’s online Directory and Map of Family Resource Programs
  • FRP-BC Voting Rights (one vote per agency)
  • Discount for a Families Canada membership, which includes access to the E-Valuation Tool

Information and Support

  • Regular eNews including resources and training relevant to the family resource program and early years fields and updates on government policy and legislation
  • Relevant data and information to use in fundraising and/or grant writing
  • Access to information and research through FRP-BC representation on committees related to Early Years
  • Facilitated contact between members and the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) Early Years contact specific to their Service Delivery Area (SDA)
  • Reconciliation Statement and training to assist agencies in adopting a trauma-informed practice with an emphasis on cultural safety

Training

  • Free online training on current and pertinent topics with skilled trainers and early years experts
  • Discounts on partners’ professional development training and workshops

Standards of Practice

  • Access to the FRP-BC Provincial Standards of Practice which represent expectations for program design and implementation, as well as agency infrastructure. This can help with increasing sector profile, laying the foundation for a solid program, and can be used as a feature in grant applications.

Professional Development

With the purchase of one membership, an unlimited number of staff at your agency will gain access to free online professional development training. Possible themes include the following:

  • Trauma informed practice
  • Family Vulnerabilities
  • Parental Involvement
  • Aboriginal Focus – Path to Learning
  • Early Childhood Development and Learning
  • Acting as gateway for families in the identification of atypical development/behaviour
  • FRP-BC Standards of Practice

In 2021 we are planning for the following training:

  • Inclusive Trauma Informed Practice Through a Lens of Cultural Safety
  • How to utilize concrete data from the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) UBC to inform programming and responses to COVID-19
  • Early Years Mental Health with Dr. Vanessa Lapointe

Stay tuned for more details on the above training.

Join FRP-BC

Our membership year begins April 1st and runs until March 31st of the following year. Registration for the 2021/2022 membership year is now open. Visit our Become a Member page to learn more about the different membership types and to see our membership rates.