FRP Canada Policy Papers
| Brief to the Standing Committee on Finance, August 2014 |
Inviting the federal government to demonstrate valued leadership in the family policy domain, particularly around families living in conditions of risk, FRP Canada makes the following recommendations:
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Letter from FRP Canada to Paediatrics & Child Health, published March 2013
In December 2012, the Canadian Paediatric Society and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry published a Commentary titled The promise of the early years: How long should children wait? (downloadable from the CPS website). FRP Canada’s letter encouraged the inclusion of family resource organizations within inter-disciplinary initiatives aimed at improving support for children and families. Dr. Robin Williams responded.
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This paper is a response to the Early Years Study 3, authored by Margaret Norrie McCain, J. Fraser Mustard and Kerry McCuaig, that advocates for the creation of integrated systems of support for young children and their families across Canada. The proposed early child development and parenting centres would combine child care, pre-school and parenting supports “from pregnancy on” into “a single accessible early childhood program.”
Family is the Foundation
| Brief to the Standing Committee on Finance, August 2011 |
Inviting the federal government to take a long view in its upcoming budget, identifying priorities and strategies for solving long-term complex problems rather than focusing on short-term results, FRP Canada makes the following recommendations:
Previous policy papers from FRP Canada.
| Family Support: A National Priority July 2000 |
| Parenting and Family Supports: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric Together July 2001 |
| Community Supports & the Early Childhood Development Initiative January 2002 |