The 2015 Annual General Meeting of the BC Association of Family Resource Programs marked the 30th Anniversary of the Association. To mark this anniversary event FRP-BC's 2015 AGM included recognition awards to staff and volunteers around the province who have been a "Catalyst of Change" for families participating in family resource programs. The Catalyst of Change Awards recognize individuals who exemplify the best of family resource programs. People who, through their work, have made a profound difference in the lives of families and their communities.
A priority for this intake will be the creation of spaces co-located with other family-support programs in community-based settings, including BC Early Years Centres, recreation centres and family resource programs. Applicants will be required to provide a description of the partnership and proposed benefits to local families and community.
Application Deadline: March 20, 2015
Maximum Application Amount: $500,000
At the Early Years Conference 2014 the provincial government officially announced the launch of the provincial Office for the Early Years. At this conference the government had a feedback form and FRP-BC has provided Feedback on the draft criteria for the Early Years Centres.
Officially announced last week at the Early Years Conference. The information table presented by the provincial government included a feedback form that is due this Friday (February 7th).
FRP-BC will be submitting our feedback.
BC Families Agenda
Building a Sustainable Quality Early Years Strategy to Support BC Families
Early Years Strategy
The Families First Agenda
Through a UWLM Public Policy Grant, the BC Association of Family Resource Programs will provide leadership and support to manage a three-year ECD policy development initiative. We are committed to working with others to advance a provincial framework of Child Care, Early Learning and Family Support.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education <click here>
Presentation delivered at the September 19 First Call Roundtable Meeting <Click Here>
Common Sense Changes Encourage Work, Protect Vulnerable Families - BC Government Newsroom
Download MCFD's Operational & Strategic Directional Plan
FRP-BC submts letter to Deputy Minister Stephen Brown in response to the MCFD Service Plan.
Developed in partnership between MCFD and FRP-BC. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of early years program service delivery in BC and examine the integration of early years programs and services in other jurisdictions. The report examines the following research question: Based on experiences described in other jurisdictions, what are the key enabling elements for promoting and maintaining successful integration of early years programs and services?