The Family Support Institute is a volunteer-powered network across BC that provides peer-to-peer support, information, events and training and community.

Since the beginning of March 2020, the Family Support Institute has been compiling relevant and accurate COVID-19 information, resources, and updates to better support families across the province. FSI has also been deeply listening to the family voice as it pertains to their biggest challenges, fears and struggles during these uncertain times.

Below are resources that FSI has put together in response to families’ needs.

We are continually updating information on this page as we receive it. Please be sure to check back regularly. Also please check out FSI’s Facebook page for regular updates.

From FSI:

Date addedNameType
June 12, 2020Toolkit for children with disabilities and families in BC
June 11, 2020Toolkit for adults with disabilities and families in BC
May 01, 2020BC Family COVID-19 Survey Results
April 15, 2020

Support Worker Central Posters:

April 2, 2020Findsupport BC
April 2, 2020MyCommunityBC
April 2, 2020COVID-19 Income & Disability Supports Announced April 2, 2020
March 26, 2020Compiled Financial Information – March 26th
March 26, 2020FSI compiled COVID-19 Information
March 25, 2020COVID-19 Pandemic Media Release

From federal and provincial government of Canada:

Date addedNameType
June 2, 2021British Columbia COVID-19 Powered by Thrive Health
June 2, 2021Teleconference Calls – Individuals and Families
June 2, 2021CLBC COVID-19 Update for individuals and families
May 31, 2021Province-wide restrictions
May 29, 2021COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
May 28, 2021BC’s Restart: A plan to bring us back together
May 25, 2020Find Financial Help  
April 7, 2020Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
April 6, 2020COVID-19 Ethical Decision-Making Framework
April 1, 2020You must follow Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders
April 1, 2020Check your symptoms online
April 1, 2020Economic resources for businesses
April 1, 2020BC Centre for Disease Control – COVID-19
April 1, 2020COVID-19 – Gov’t; CLBC

From stakeholders and community partners:

Date addedNameType
June 2, 2021Search Now — MHRC’s free Data Portal on COVID-19’s impact on mental health!
May 28, 2020SALN News Sheet #8
April 2, 2020Semiahmoo House Society Emergency Plan Form 

Informations for indigenous communities:

Date addedNameType
April 9, 2020Indigenous Community Support Fund
April 7, 2020FNHA COVID-19 Info
 April 7, 2020First Nations, Emergency Program Act orders for COVID-19 response
April 7, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID19) Metis Nation BC Response
April 7, 2020COVID-19: First Nations Community Guide on Accessing Additional Supports
April 7, 2020Cultural Safety in the Face of a Pandemic: Historic and Contemporary Realities through a Trauma Informed Lens with Harley Eagle
April 7, 2020Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities (Government of Canada)

For more information, please contact our office at (604) 540-8374 ext. 523 or 

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