Hello members and friends of FRP BC,
I want to introduce myself: I am Sue Khazaie, the new Executive Director of FRP BC. I am most excited about this new position, and the opportunity to work with Family Resource Programs across the province.
I have been involved with Family Resource Programs for about 25 years. I am passionate about supporting families to have happy, healthy children and I absolutely believe that the family resource program model is the best way to do that. My involvement in the field has been varied. I have facilitated parent-child drop-ins, managed programs, administered policy and funding within government, and advocated for FRP’s at all levels. The role of Executive Director of FRP BC feels like a natural next step in my career. I am so grateful for this opportunity.
I look forward to getting to know programs across BC and to working with each of you. I am confident that, together, we will continue to build a strong vibrant network of Family Resource programs. Please, let me know how I can help. I am interested in hearing about your dreams and ideas, your successes and challenges. Let me know how we can collaborate to better support families. I envision a future of many conversations, much laughter, and some hard work. FRP BC’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled for December 5, in Vancouver. I hope that many of you will be able to attend as it will give us a chance to begin these conversations.
Feel free to drop me a line or give me a call. I can be reached here at the FPR BC office, or on my cell phone (604-308-3620). My new email address is email@example.com.
National Alliance for Children & Youth (NACY)
NACY has posted their TAKING STOCK - How Canadian Child and Youth Agencies are Responding to Economic Challenges
Case Study #2: BC Association of Family Resource Programs
Capacity Building & Knowledge Acquisition: Developing an Academic Certificate Program for Family Resource Program Practitioners in British Columbia
The Provincial Office of the Early Years has completed its evaluation process and determined that twelve proponents are deemed the highest scoring proponents (successful proponents) in the Request for Proposal process for Early Years Centre Test Sites 2014/15.
The Request for Proposal also indicated that an eligibility list may be established for potential additional sites for 2014/15 and 2015/16 which may be awarded as a result of the RFP process.
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?