e-News for the family support sector
September 2016
View this email in your browser
Forward to Friend
Save the Date for our AGM!
We're excited to announce that our AGM will take place in the morning on November 25, 2016 at the Musqueam Cultural Centre in Vancouver! We have some very exciting speakers lined up, so don't miss it!
Life Experience and Healthy Brain Development: Exploring the Essentials
FRP-BC is partnering with HIPPY Canada to present a public engagement series focusing on how early life experiences affect healthy brain development.

October 12, 2016 - Join us for a free public lecture at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue featuring Dr. Judy Cameron. Following the lecture will be a panel discussion with Kim Hetherington and Lucy Lemare.

October 13th, 2016 - Dr. Judy Cameron will deliver a workshop from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at Simon Fraser University's downtown campus in the Segal Building.

Register now!
BCAPOP AGM and Conference!

Check out the BC Association of Pregnancy Outreach Program's Conference and Annual General Meeting October 26-28. The conference will explore Supporting Diverse Needs with Compassion, Knowledge, and Skill. Register online today!
Family Place Day
Join us in celebrating Family Place Day on October 14! If you're in Vancouver, check out the Eastside Family Place to celebrate with special breakfast.
Family Resource Facilitator
Family Services of the North Shore is Hiring a Family Resource Facilitator! The position closes when filled, so get your application in soon! Contact Kathleen Whyte for more information and to apply.
Have a Ball - Resources and activity ideas for professionals to encourage physical activity in children 0 to 6.
2017 United Way Public Policy Institute

Are you a change-maker and want to help strengthen your organization’s capacity to advance social change? Organizations applying to attend this training program must be from the non-profit sector, active in the areas of social or health-related services and interested in affecting public policy change in those areas. Enrollment is open to organizations from all regions of the province.

The deadline to apply is Oct 14, 2016. For more information please visit or contact Yves Trudel at to get an application form.
Video Spotlight
What do parents love about FRPs? Here's what they have to say!
FREE Training!
We're excited to be able to give our members access to an incredible training opportunity! The Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMPH) team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto is offering a 15-part training in infant mental health. Normally, this training is $1,600 for members of IMPH, and $2,000 for non-members. This training is FREE for agencies funded by CAPC or CPNP!

IMHP has also generously agreed to let our non-CAPC and CPNP members have access to it at a huge discount: we are making this training available to FRP-BC members for $160.

The fee gets you access to the training for unlimited staff at your agency. Please contact Barb at if you are interested in registering. We only have a limited number of spots for our members, so act quickly!

The training is online, so it is great for agencies in rural or isolated areas. Find more information about the training here.

ECEBC Training
Registration is open for two online professional development opportunities this fall:

Focusing on Play – October 13 to 26 (participants choose times that are most convenient for them). Register by October 6, 2016. For more information, please click here!

Positive Guidance – November 10 to 23 (participants choose times that are most convenient for them). Register by November 3, 2016. For more information, please click here!
For Parents
Back-to-School Challenges
Having some difficulty adjusting back to the school year? From routines, to anxiety, to bedtime struggles, heading back to school can bring a unique set of challenges. Check out Dr. Vanessa Lapoint's suggestions for creating back-to-school routines 
Active Play
As a parent, guardian, or grandparent, you can make a huge difference for the children in your life. Give them an early start in active play, and you set them on the path to a happy childhood, and a lifetime of healthy living! Check out the resources here for ideas about how to encourage active play in your child.
UVic Early Years Study
We would like to tell you about a research study taking place in child care facilities in BC. We wanted to provide you with some basic information about the study now so that you have time to think about whether you are interested in participating. In a few weeks you will receive more details about this study and at that time we will formally ask for your consent to participate.
The study is called the Early Years Capacity-Building Evaluation. The research study is being carried out by Dr. PJ Naylor, a University of Victoria researcher, in collaboration with Drs. Louise Masse, Guy Faulkner and Heather McKay, all researchers at the University of British Columbia, and Dr. Luke Wolfenden, a researcher at the University of Newcastle. You may contact the co-principal investigators, Dr. Naylor (250-721-7844, or Dr. Masse (604-875-2000 x 5563, if you have any questions.

As a new Early Years physical activity and healthy eating capacity-building initiative for childcare (including best practice recommendations, tools and resources and professional development/training) is being rolled out this winter we are conducting a study to evaluate whether its implementation has an impact. We hope to administer our baseline survey starting in the last week of September. Should you agree to participate in the study, we will ask you to complete a 30 minute online survey about the child care environment in the ‘short program’ (3 hours or less) that you lead. Your participation is completely voluntary. The stakeholders are not conducting the study, relationships and employment will not be affected in any way whether you choose to participate or not, and the stakeholders will not be aware of who chooses to participate and who does not. If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time without any consequences or any explanation.
We will send you more details about the study during the week of September 26th and at that time will formally ask for your consent to participate. Please contact Dr. Naylor or Dr. Masse if you have any questions or concerns about the study.
Copyright © *|2015* *|BC Association of Family Resource Programs|*, All rights reserved.

BC Association of Family Resource Programs
104 - 13771, 72A Avenue
Surrey, BC  V3W 9C6

Mailing Address: Box #145 - 6832 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC   V3W 4Z9

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp