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Our Mission:

  • To offer a variety of services to enhance the lives of youth who have social, academic, and behavioural difficulties through skill development programs
  • To support families by offering counseling, referral services and parent support groups
  • To support professionals through programs that offer classroom management techniques, educational strategies and community services

We envision a community where individuals work together to develop the necessary skills that allow them to reach their full potential as human beings.

Our goal is to build community success, one family at a time.

When deciding on a program that’s right for you, we are the ones to call. Why choose us?

  • Programs are recognized by the SPVM – Service de police de la Ville de Montréal and West Island Community Shares
  • We work individually and/or in small groups under the guidance of trained facilitators
  • Our programs are individualized and specialized
  • We teach through cognitive fun – learning without realizing
  • We focus on the core skills and techniquesrequired to succeed in everyday life

Additionally, the Family Resource Center cares….

  • Our clients are not turned away if finances are an issue
  • We offer a sliding scale with the possibility of creating payment plans, reduced fees or other alternatives in special circumstances (on a case-by-case basis)
  • There is no wait list
  • We have helped over 10,000 families
  • We work to strengthen and unify the community by providing support to youth, parents and professionals

The Community Needs the Family Resource Center. What drives us?

Some alarming statistics:

  • At any given time, approximately 15% of children and youth in Canada experience mental health problems that inhibit healthy development1
  • Fewer than 20% of those children and youth receive treatment²
  • Poor mental health in Canadian school children poses a significant risk to their academic development and puts them at greater risk of dropping out of school, substance abuse and suicide²
  • In a recent local study, 20% of the young participants claimed little or no satisfaction in their relationship with school personnel ³

We want to change this.

In 2012 alone, we received 2272 calls from individuals requesting information either relating to our services, our referral service, or general information about the Center.

Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Provincial Health Officer’s Annual Report. An Ounce of Prevention Revisited: A review of health promotion and selected outcomes for children and youth in BC schools. ² 2006.Canadian Council on Learning. Barrier to Learning: Mental Health Disorders among Canadian Youth. The Canadian Teachers’ Federation. 2011. ³La Table de concertation jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’Île. Portrait of West Island Youth. The Community Mobilization Program. 2006.