Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) is a national association providing innovative leadership to advance social policy, research, resource development and training for those who support families and their children. It is a bilingual, not-for-profit association with members located in all provinces and territories.
The various activities of FRP Canada include:
- National projects to do research and produce resources for the field
- Regional professional development events
- The development of advocacy tools
- A quarterly newsletter, Play and Parenting Connections
- A biennial national conference
- General and members' web sites
FRP Canada offers resources and support to family resource programs and related services that in turn reach hundreds of thousands of families through the various services they offer.
Family resource programs in Canada are voluntary, not-for-profit, community-level organizations supporting families through services that include information, referrals, networking and material assistance. They reflect the needs and circumstances of the families and communities they serve and are known by a variety of different names depending on their geographical location and history (e.g. Family Place, Maison de la famille, Neighbourhood House, Parent/Parent-Child Resource Centre).
In addition to family resource programs, FRP Canada's members include other organizations that work with families such as child care programs, early intervention programs, community health centres, child protection agencies, Aboriginal family organizations, public health departments and national organizations with an interest in children and families.
FRP Canada has a long history as the national voice for the community-based family resource/support network. Founded in 1975 as a national association of toy libraries, it became the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs in 1994 and is now known under the name of FRP Canada.
Contact: Jim Jeang, Communications Director
Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada)
707 - 331 Cooper Street
Toll Free: 1-866-6-FRPCAN
Tel: (613) 237-7667
Fax: (613) 237-8515