Become a Member

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.

Important Announcement

Following a review by our special Membership Committee, we have implemented some changes to our membership structure to reflect a more equitable system with recent increased membership benefits. These changes 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. FRP Members at every level will still enjoy access to member benefits for all staff members of that member’s FRP/agency. (If one staff member attends just one training, the membership is already more than paid for!) We also now have a membership option specifically for non-FRP organizations and individuals. 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.

FRP-BC’s membership types now include:

  • FRP Membership Level 1
  • FRP Membership Level 2
  • FRP Membership Level 3
  • Associate Membership

Do you already know which membership type applies to you and are ready to register? Access the registration form here. If not, please read on.

FRP Members

FRP Members include agencies and organizations that operate an FRP. FRPs are parent/child interactive centres for families with children 0–6 years. The programs reflect the diversity of the community, and services are designed to strengthen parenting skills, provide stimulating environments for children, and promote family and community engagement. FRPs engage with families through five core areas of service:

  1. Family Support
  2. Play-based Learning
  3. Early Learning and Literacy
  4. Parent Education
  5. Information and Referrals

FRPs are based out of local community centres, rec centres, or neighbourhood houses, or operate as a stand-alone service. FRPs go by a variety of names, including but not limited to Family Place, Family Centre, Military Family Resource Centre, Early Years Centre, Parent/Family Literacy Centre, and Aboriginal Friendship Centre.

To become an FRP Member, you will be asked to self-identify which of the following levels your FRP fits the profile of according to the following criteria:

LevelBased on FTEBased on # of children/families servedBased on # of hrs/week of staff time available for FRP Administration
Level 1Programs with up to 1 FTE employeesUp to 200 unique visitsUp to 2hrs/week staff time available for FRP Administration
Level 2Programs with up to 3 FTE employeesUp to 500 unique visits2 – 10hrs/week staff time available for FRP Administration
Level 3Programs with over 3 FTE employeesOver 500 unique visitsOver 10hrs/week staff time available for FRP Administration

When purchasing your membership, please select the appropriate level for your FRP/agency in the form below. FRP Members gain access to all member benefits regardless of level.

Associate Members

Associate Members include agencies and organizations that support the goals of FRP-BC and/or provide service to children and families, directly or indirectly, but do not operate a family resource program. To learn more about what constitutes a family resource program, please see above or visit Who We Are. Associate Members might include organizations who focus on childcare; research and education bodies; school districts; government officials; students; and ECEs.

Difference in Benefits for Associate Members:

Associate Members receive access to all FRP-BC member benefits, although they will not appear in our FRP Directory nor the FRP Map. In addition, in keeping with our mission to support family resource programs, FRP Members will get priority access to training/workshops/events if capacity is limited.


Membership Registration Form

Please use the form below to purchase your membership.

Returning members: Agency ‘owners’ must sign into their FRP-BC Member Account in order to renew.

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please select the “Cheque payments” option when completing the form and mail cheque to: FRP-BC, Suite 102, 1834C Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC, V8R 0A4.

Associate Membership

$80.00

Fiscal 2021 (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

FRP Level 1 Membership

$80.00

Fiscal 2021 (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

FRP Level 2 Membership

$115.00

Fiscal 2021 (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

FRP Level 3 Membership

$150.00

Fiscal 2021 (April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022)

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