FRP Canada Resources

for practitioners working with immigrant families


Community Engagement Guide

The Community Engagement Guide for family support practitioners is a collection of ideas and strategies for reaching and engaging families living in social isolation.

Peer Mentoring Guides

The twin Peer Mentoring Guides are resources that outline the principles and guidelines for coordinating Peer Mentoring activities in the family support sector. There is one guide for family support practitioners and one for family support volunteers.

Perspectives vol. 3 Spring 2010

Perspectives Vol.3, Spring 2010 focuses on welcoming immigrant families into our communities and recognizing the challenges that family resource programs face in answering the needs of newcomer families.

Available for download in both English and French.

Welcome posters: Two versions of this downloadable multilingual poster are available, along with the Dressing for Winter poster.

Welcome brochures: These downloadable PDF brochures welcome people to their neighbourhood family resource centre.

Available in 10 languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
Fillable PDFs are also available in all 10 languages.

Diversity Illustrations

The diversity illustrations were drawn for FRP Canada's Welcome  brochure by Ottawa artist Claire MacDonald. They are available only to FRP Canada members due to copyright considerations. FRP Canada login required to access this page.

Lessons Learned reports: Lessons Learned offers insights into how family resource centres across Canada have successfully adapted their programs to reflect diversity in their communities. More Lessons Learned consolidates information about how to create more welcoming family resource programs for new immigrant families and documents the barriers and challenges to meeting the needs of newcomer families.

Multilingual Parent Resource Sheets

Multilingual Parenting Info: 10 of FRP Canada's parent resource sheets which offer information useful to parents. Topics include active life, family life, guiding children's behaviour, literacy and numeracy, and play time.

These sheets can be used as handouts during parenting programs. For information on photocopying, republishing and using resource sheets in training, please read the Policy Guidelines.

Available in 16 languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Farsi (Persian),Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

'Why Play?' brochures

Why Play? is a series of brochures offering information to parents and caregivers on play and child development. The brochures cover age groups 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, and 4-5 years.

Available in 13 languages: English, French, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Hindi, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil and Vietnamese.
Print copies of English and French brochures available for sale. Click here for the FRP Canada order form.

 Reflecting our Communities Reflecting our Communities: FRP Canada's handbook on ethnocultural diversity in family resource programs. Print copies available for sale. Click here for the FRP Canada order form.