About FRP Canada
Just as family resource programs support Canadian families, FRP Canada supports its 500 member organizations to be their best. FRP Canada ensures that family resource organizations have the tools, training and resources they need to do excellent work in a cost-effective manner.
Originally founded in 1975 as an association of toy libraries, the national organization was renamed the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs in 1994. Its common name is FRP Canada. FRP Canada is a bilingual, charitable organization. Charitable number: 12522 4519 RR0001
FRP Canada's activities are focused on the needs of its members and the families they serve.
- Practical resources for parents and practitioners in multiple formats and languages (see also www.parentsmatter.ca, www.welcomehere.ca, and www.frp-images.ca )
- On-line evaluation system provides members with a simple and inexpensive way to learn what is working for them and what needs improvement; aggregated data shows the impact of family resource programs nationally
- Canadian Certified Family Educator program ensures that standards of practice are met by group facilitators working with parents
- National projects test new program models and share promising practices
- FRP Canada participates in practical research projects and its Panel of distinguished researchers ensures that FRP Canada is connected to emerging research and is aware of new knowledge relevant for the family resource field
- Field-specific liability and employee benefit insurance plans for members
- Training and conferences: Mental Health First Aid for practitioners; Positive Discipline in Everyday Parenting for facilitators of parenting groups; biennial national conferences
- Brief papers that inform public policy and advocate on behalf of families and the family resource field in Canada
- Participation at voluntary sector tables such as National Alliance of Children and Youth
- Lead for National Family Week, marked in October each year to recognize the importance of families in Canadian society.
A Canada that supports families and communities to raise our children. (February 2014)
To provide national leadership to a diverse network of those who support families raising children.