– A warm welcome by our caring staff
– FSI will never say no to support your family
– Answers to your questions
– Direction to relevant services/supports or community resources
– Up-to-date & relevant information to meet your circumstance
– Connections to parents in your community to share experiences and guide you to supports
What is Family Support?
Family Support is creating a non-judgmental place where families can find information, guidance, understanding and connections.
Our network helps to reduce isolation and loneliness by creating a space where people feel understood and are able to focus on celebrating their family members’ abilities
FSIBC has trained volunteer Resource Parents/Resource Family Members (RPs/RFMs) in most communities throughout British Columbia.
We will do our best to put you in touch with a volunteer in your community.
Contact our office at (604) 540-8374 and ask to be connected with an RP/RFM in your region.
Role Of A Resource Parent/Resource Family Member
A RP/RFM is a volunteer for FSIBC who has a child or family member with a disability, and has committed to volunteer for a minimum of 2 years.
Areas of RP/RFM involvement:
- 1:1 contact with parents/family members
- Sit on Parent Advisory Committees at schools
- Attend meetings with a parent/family member in need
- Give presentations in their community
- Facilitate workshops
View Family Support Institute – RP/RFM Map in a larger map