Family Resource Programs
Family Resource Programs (FRPs) are parent/child interactive centres for families with children 0-6 years of age. Services are community-based and are designed to strengthen parenting skills and provide stimulating environments for young children through five core areas of service:
- Family support
- Play-based learning
- Early learning and literacy
- Parent education
- Information and referrals
FRPs can be found within many community-based family service organizations such as Neighbourhood Houses, Friendship Centres, Military Family Centres and Boys & Girls Clubs along with stand-alone sites commonly known as Family Places.
Some examples of activities, services and resources include:
- Parent/child interactive drop-in
- Parent education and workshops
- Counselling services including peer support
- Community kitchen/nutrition education
- Health screening and education
- Pre/post natal support services
- Clothing exchange
- Toy library
Aboriginal Family Resource Programs
Aboriginal children and families have access to culturally appropriate family support services and resources through Aboriginal FRPs. Services vary by location based on the needs of the community, and may include parent-child drop-ins, community kitchens, literacy initiatives and cultural activities for children and families, both on and off-reserve.
For more information about Family Resource Programs visit the BC Association of Family Resource Programs website. To find a location in your community visit the FRP Directory web page or contact your local MCFD office.
BC Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP-BC)
The FRP-BC represents approximately 264 FRPs in over 80 communities across BC through leadership, resources, and professional development support. Further information about Family Resource Programs, Aboriginal Family Resource Programs and the work of the Association may be found on the BC Association of Family Resource Programs website.