Get Involved

Show your support for FSI’s values and beliefs. Become a member or a volunteer Resource Parent/Peer (RP) today!

Volunteer

Would you like to support other families faced with similar circumstances to you and your family? Are you looking to mentor others on their journey? Are you interested in finding ways to celebrate diversity with other families? Become a Resource Parent/Peer.

Benefits of volunteering with FSI


FSI MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PARENT

What is the difference?

As an FSI volunteer Resource Parent/Peer (RP), you have formally agreed to join a network where you will be called upon to offer 1-1 support to families across the province. 

Volunteers: 

  • Mentor and coach;
  • Guide families to resources;
  • Attend meetings, take notes, debrief
  • Listen and learn.

FSI membership demonstrates support of FSI’s work.

Members are invited to an AGM and, if eligible, enjoy voting rights.

The people who are eligible to vote at the FSI AGM are family members to persons with a disability.

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So, I’m not automatically an FSI member when I become an RP?

Correct. Becoming an RP is separate from becoming an FSI member. However, we do encourage all RPs to become members and have their voices heard!

Am I required to be a member in order to be a volunteer Resource Parent?

No, there is no requirement to be a member in order to volunteer. These two things are not related.

Membership

Become a Member & Join the Family

Having membership with FSI gives you the right to vote and have your voice heard at our Annual General Meeting. Show your support for our values and beliefs.

Membership Options

For families and individuals:
1 year = $25; 2 year $45; 3 year $60; 4 year $75; 5 year $90

For non-profits and government agencies:
1 year = $60; 2 year $110; 3 year $150; 4 year $180; 5 year $200

For corporations and businesses:
1 year = $100; 2 year $190; 3 year $270; 4 year $340; 5 year $400

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Donate

When you donate to FSI you are helping us to support families all over BC.

Your donation goes towards strengthening our volunteer network with training, networking opportunities and assisting our peer mentors to be equipped to take complex calls.

Your funds can be directed towards advocacy, family support, peer networking, workshop development and mentorship. Your contribution can also help to ensure that our database is current, and that our computers have up to date software to we can keep all our records safe, secure and confidential.

FSI makes every effort for our work to be sustainable over time so your financial contribution will be long lasting and go towards many families who are in need of supports.

Every donation counts and your help is very much appreciated! When you donate we can offer you a tax receipt right into your inbox!

Thank you for considering a donation to FSI today.

 

Three ways to donate

1. Donate at CanadaHelps.org

They will send you a tax receipt as soon as your donation is processed and your donation goes straight to FSI.

2. Offline method

For offline methods (cash, cheque, etc) please complete this form and mail it to the FSI office. 

3. FSI website

Donate one time (or monthly) using a credit card or paypal account through our website. Your personal information will be stored behind secure encryption. 

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Leave a Legacy

Have you ever wondered about the future and what it might bring to families with family members with a disability? You can make a difference by designating the Family Support Institute of BC Society as your charity of choice when considering leaving a gift through your will or any other gift planning instrument (like the Leave a Legacy program). Through our volunteer network FSI has supported tens of thousands of families over the past 30+ years – building a better quality of life for families in communities throughout BC.

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Enrich People’s Lives

Every day families with family members with a disability are supported by the FSI office or through our volunteer Resource Parent/Peer network, ensuring that families receive the support they deserve and need.

Provide Support

Financial assistance is essential to support and sustain the charitable work of FSI. Many people generously give their money, time and energy to FSI and are unaware that by leaving a gift in their will or estate plan, they can continue to help families in need.

Leave A Memory

Choosing to leave a gift from the heart brings meaning, dignity and purpose to a life well lived. This is your opportunity to participate in the charitable and community work most meaningful to you, in a way that allows important causes like FSI to be well supported now and long after you are gone.

Build the Future

Many of us require some kind of assistance - physical, financial or spiritual. Maybe you were given a scholarship that made the dream of post-secondary education possible or experienced compassionate support during a crisis. Your gift can contribution to the future sustainability of FSI.

Celebrate your life and make a difference in the lives of families that follow.

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Sponsors & Donors

PLEASE NOTE that some sponsors and funders targeted their support towards a specific project or work. 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND

This funding will go to Mental Health Support for women and youth facing mental health challenges. This will mirror our other supports and complement all FSI services.

 

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