BC Association of Family Resource Programs

Supports families and community-based family resource programs. Practitioners can learn about standards of practice and professional learning opportunities, while families can search a directory of family resource programs in British Columbia.

Child and Family Programs(Directory of programs in Ontario)

Use the map or list on the Ministry of Education’s website to search for a family resource program in Ontario.


Supports the care and settlement of young immigrant children. The CMAS website includes an online learning centre, resources to inform practice, and downloadable brochures for parents.

Dad Central

A group of professionals whose work focuses on promoting Father Involvement in Canada. Download toolkits to assist you in work with dads, browse training opportunities, and search a directory of programs and organizations across Ontario and Canada that serve dads.

EarlyON: Ontario’s Child and Family Centres

EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in play and inquiry-based programs, and support parents and caregivers in their roles. This link will provide a list of EarlyON Child and Family Centres across Ontario.

Early Years Education Ontario Network

The Early Years Education Ontario Network (EYEON) consists of a group of professionals who work on behalf of children from prenatal to age eight and their families. The goals of this network include enhancing the professional learning of those in the early years field, bringing together early years research and educational practice, and sharing knowledge to create positive change.


FRP Canada/The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs

Promotes the well-being of families by providing national leadership, consultation and resources to those who care for children and support families.  Among the resources for practitioners are The Guiding Principles of Family Support and downloadable illustrations for use in programs. Practitioners and families can also search a directory of family resource programs.

Gerrard Resource Centre (GRC)

The GRC is a family support program in Toronto that also provides consultation for children with disabilities. The GRC shares policy, practice, and research resources for professionals, parents, policymakers, and researchers on its website and maintains a library of books, articles, and materials on the topics of developmental assessments and family support. The GRC provides administrative support to FSIO.

National Family Support Network (NSFN)

National Family Support Network (NFSN) is an American organization comprised of statewide networks of two or more Family Support and Strengthening programs, such as Family Resource Centers, working together within a collective impact framework to ensure coordinated quality support for families. NSFN works to promote positive outcomes for all children, families, and communities by leveraging the collective impact of state networks and championing quality family support and strengthening practices and policies.

National Research Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba

The permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. On the NCTR website, you can learn about the Residential School history and access record and materials to help foster reconciliation and healing.

Reaching IN… Reaching OUT

Reaching IN.. Reaching OUT (RIRO) offers two programs to strengthen resiliency. RIRO: Resiliency Skills Training Program provides service providers working in early learning, child care, community/mental health and other settings with the knowledge and skills they need to model and teach resilience approaches to young children, from birth to eight years of age. Their Bounce Back & Thrive! (BBT) provides resiliency skills training for parents with children under eight years of age.

The 519

Dedicated to advocacy for the inclusion of LGBTQ communities. Located in Toronto, The 519 provides leadership, space, and services, including a family resource program.

The Vanier Institute of the Family is a national, independent, charitable organization dedicated to understanding the diversity and complexity of families and the reality of family life in Canada. Through publications, research initiatives, presentations and social media, the Institute works to enhance the national understanding of how families interact with, have an impact on and are affected by social, economic, environmental and cultural forces.