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Click to view map Family Resource Centre
201-3402 27th Ave
Vernon, BC, V1T 1S1
Phone: (250) 545-3390 
Fax: (250) 549-1548
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.vernonfrc.ca

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Family Resource Centre Programs for families

Healthy Families - Parent and Tot programs provide parenting information and playtime for children. A Resource Guide for Parents is available on our website at www.vernonfrc.ca. Postpartum support is also available.

P.I.E. - Parenting Isn't Easy - For parents with children ages 0-3, 3-6 and 6-9. This 10-week program provides an opportunity to discuss the struggles and successes of parenting in a user friendly format.

Sexual Abuse Intervention & Family Support Worker - This program offers counselling for children who have experienced sexual abuse. Family education and support is also provided.


Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Family Support Institute
West Coast Family Support Institute
300 - 30 East 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC, V5T 4P4
Phone: (604) 875-1119 or (250) 558-5526 
Fax: (604) 875-6744
Toll Free: 1-800-441-5402
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.familysupportbc.com

The Family Support Institute is a province-wide organization whose purpose is to support and strengthen families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability. We believe that families are the best resource available to support one another.  Directed by families, the Family Support Institute provides information, training and province-wide networking to assist families and their communities to build upon and share their strengths.

When your son or daughter has a disability, life often becomes different from anything you could ever have imagined. You may find yourself in a world you never knew existed, one you may be reluctant to embrace, where there are more questions than answers.

The Family Support Institute is unique in Canada. It began with the help of the B.C. Association for Community Living in 1986 in response to the needs and requests of families of people with disabilities.  The Family Support Institute's philosophy was developed based upon the following beliefs:

  1. All people have gifts, strengths, and much to contribute to society.
  2. Parents are the experts when it comes to understanding their own children.
  3. Families serve as a unique and valuable resource to each other.
  4. Informed, involved, and confident parents are the most effective agents for social change on behalf of their children.
  5. All humans have the right to be valued and feel that they belong.

Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Accessible with Washroom
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Family Support Program (N.O.N.A. Child Development Centre)
2802 - 34th Street
Vernon, BC, V1T 5X1
Phone: (250) 549-1281 
Fax: (250) 549-3771
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nona-cdc.com

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30- 4:30

The North Okanagan Neurological Association is a non-profit society dedicated to providing services for children with special needs through a family-centered approach.


Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Foster Parents Association, Okanagan
#301, 3402 - 27th Avenue (The People Place)
Vernon, BC, V1T 1S1
Phone: (250) 558-0939 
Fax: (250) 558-0939
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: okfosterparents.org

Works to support all Foster Parents by providing a range of services including:

assessment of Foster Parent training needs and coordination of appropriate training;

ongoing consultation and support;

liaison, including mediation between Foster Parents and the Ministry of Children & Family Development;

distribution of information and educational materials;

 promotion of "networking" and other supportive activities among Foster Parents;

referral to other support services.

Also works to raise profile of fostering in the community and to promote awareness of fostering.


Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Infant Development Program - N.O.N.A. Child Development Centre
28-2 - 34th Street
Vernon, BC, V1T 5X1
Phone: (250) 549-1281 
Fax: (250) 549-3771
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nona-cdc.com

The Infant Development Program serves children from birth to three years old, who are at risk for, or who already have a delay in development.


Category:  Families
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Interlock - Employee & Family Assistance Corporation of Canada
4727 Hastings Street,
Burnaby, BC, V5C 2K8
Phone: (604) 431-8200 
Fax: (604) 432-1555
Toll Free: 1-800-663-9099
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.interlock-eap.com

Interlock is a long established (since 1977) Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider with a reputation for quality with integrity. A pioneer in the field of Employee and Family Assistance, we currently provide responsive and individualized services to more than 350 organizations across Canada.

Category:  Families
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Mental Illness Family Support Centre
BC Schizophrenia Society
301-2 3402 27th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 1S1
Phone: (250) 260-3233 
Fax: (250) 260-3212
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mifsc.ca

Hours: Drop in: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 12:30 pm By Appointment: Monday to Thursday 12:30 pm to 4 pm and Fridays 9:00 am to 12:30 pm *Other times available by request 

Provides support and information for families affected by any mental illness.  Individual support, education, support groups, lending library of books and dvds, public education (presentations on all aspects of mental illness). For anyone who has a family member or friend living with a mental illness.


Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Okanagan Métis Children and Family Services
201-2949 Pandosy Street
Kelowna, BC
Phone: (250) 868-0351 
Fax: (250) 868-0359
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.okanaganmetischildrenandfamilyservices.ca

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Counselling, Family and Court Support, Early Childhood Development, Program Coordinator / Outreach Services open to all in the community. Family support and development. Homelessness Initiative/Outreach Services Early Childhood Development National Initiative Alcohol and Drug Addictions Resources and Referral Services

Category:  Families
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Accessible with Assistance
Languages of Service:  English


Parent and Tot Drop In
Family Resource Centre
People Place Room 006
Vernon, BC
Phone: (250) 545-3390 

Hours: 10 am-noon 

Parents and their pre-school children are welcome to join us.  Light lunch, playtime for kids.

Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Parent Help Line
Kids Help Phone National Office and Toronto Chapter 439 University Avenue, Suite 300
Toronto, ON, M5G 1Y8
Phone: (416) 586-5437 
Fax: (416) 586-0651
Toll Free: 1-800-603-9100 (24 hr/7 day counselling line)


Being a parent can be one of life's most wonderful experiences. It can, however, be one of the most challenging. Every day, you face so many issues, so many worries, so many questions.

That's why Parent Help Line was created. It is the place you can turn to for support and information on parenting concerns, no matter how big or small.

With a staff of professional counsellors and a library of information developed by the child development and parenting experts at Invest in Kids. Parent Help Line offers guidance and support in a professional, confidential and non-judgmental environment.


Category:  Families
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English



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