Family Support

What Can You Expect When You Contact FSI?

– 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

Click here to view and download RP/RFM Volunteer Description
Two resource parents hard at work

Resource Parent / Resource Family Member – Map – Where Are We In BC?

View Family Support Institute – RP/RFM Map in a larger map