Parent Support Services Society of BC

    Resources for Parenting

Resources for Parenting Education

UNICEF Resources
A new resource from UNICEF to support child-serving organizations in age-appropriate and child-friendly communication with children and young people. Download Communicating with Children now.

Parenting books
Burnaby Public Library has a collection of parenting books 

Ministry for Children and Family Development
Positive Parenting Video project

Other Websites


BC Ministry of Education Parents Programs and Services

B.C. Ministry of Health, Children and Youth Health

Health and Mental Health Issues 

Best Chance Guides to Parenting Young Children

MCFD: Autism


National Collaborative Centre for Aboriginal Health

Helping Children and Adolescents cope with trauma (and many other mental health topics)

Growing Healthy Canadians: A Guide for Positive Child Development

Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development


B. C. Children’s Hospital:
Infant crying

Canadian Paediatric Society: Caring For Kids

Frances MacDougall, a clinical nurse who worked for many years on the Burn Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, developed the Too Hot for Tots! (THFT) Program after learning that many caregivers were unaware of burn hazards in their home.

OTHER WEBSITES (Educational, public service, NGO)


A  guide for parents and educators who use electronic cigarettes (vaping) and/or know teens who may vape.


Burnaby Food First


Autism information


Dealing with anxiety (children, youth, adults, new mothers)

Someone in my family has a mental illness (a downloadable workbook for children) 


The BC Council for Families has "Q-tips" Community Resources for LGBTQ Families

Other great resources can be found at: 

PFLAG Canada - Vancouver  An organization that provides support for all family members and friends. They work to create an environment of understanding so our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender children can live with dignity and respect. Resources 

Vancouver Coastal Health has a fantastic resource page for parents and caregivers of Trans and Gender Variant children and youth -

The BC Teachers Federation -

Qmunity - has resources helpful for parents and youth

American Library Association GLBT Roundtable

Adult books -

Books for kids and teens -

Resources for Gender Inclusivity -

More kids books reflecting LGBTQ Families -

For information specific to gender inclusivity -


National Centre for Infants.Toddlers and Families (U.S.): Early Experience Matters
Canadian Child Care Federation
Online activities for young children
Current information for parents: activities, events, news
Canadian Toy Testing Council
BC Healthy Child Development Alliance


Triple P Parenting Tips
Sleep issues

The Neufeld Institute


Active for Life

As a parent, you can help your child develop physical literacy to give them the right start in sport, school, and life. Learn how by visiting


Lower cost skiing for students in Grade 4 & 5.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Family Services of Greater Vancouver


FSGV's Family Support page includes: Resources for: Intensive Family Support; Child Development; and Foster Family Support (Also available for GRG Families)

Legal Resources


A library of scripts prepared by lawyers. It offers general information on a variety of topics on law in British Columbia, but not legal advice. If you need further information, you should consult a lawyer by calling the Lawyer Referral Service at 604.687.3221 or toll free in BC at 1.800.663.1919. Dial-A-Law is a free service that is available in English, Chinese and Punjabi by telephone and on the Internet. Dial-A-Law is funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia and is operated by the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch (CBABC).

"Your Rights on Reserve - a Legal Tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in BC.

Led by Atira Women’s Resource Society’s legal advocate Amber Prince, this tool-kit was created by Aboriginal women, for Aboriginal women.  Click here to download: Your Rights on Reserve - a Legal Tool-kit for Aboriginal Women in British Columbia

Child Abuse Prevention

The Ministry of Child and Family Development provides links to Help-line numbers, parent resource sites and links to resources for teens.

Mental Health

FORCE Society and the Provincial Family Council for Child and Youth Mental health provide resources for families dealing with issues of mental health and addiction.

Child Development

Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP)

HELP is the focal point for early child development research in British Columbia. 

Learn Now BC
Resource for parents and grandparents with children in school.

Child Care Resource and Referral is the place to go for everything relating to child care. There is even help with subsidy applications. Call 1.888.338.6622 or visit for lots of information for parents, families and child care providers.

Financial Resources

Free Tax Preparation Clinics

For locations near you:

Tax preparation clinics - staffed by volunteers - are generally offered between February and April each year at various locations across Canada. 

  • Remember to bring your tax information slips and receipts. Volunteers need them to prepare your income tax and benefit return. 
  • You can get your current year and prior year old age security (OAS), employment insurance (EI) and Canada pension plan (CPP) tax slips electronically. This secure service is found by visiting Service Canada. For more information, see Information slips - T4 and other slips.

Summer Camp Opportunities for Low Income Children and Youth

Burnaby -

New Westminster -

Resources in Prince George

Assists families with finding community resources, developing child care plans, increasing parenting skills, developing self care skills.

Axis Family Resources
Foster parent programs, education, support and workshops

Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society
A wide variety of grassroots programs for children, youth and families in the Carney Hill Neighbourhood, Prince George.

Carrier Sekani Family Services
With the guidance of our Elders, Carrier Sekani Family Services is committed to the healing and empowerment of Aboriginal families by taking direct responsibilities for: health, social and legal services for First Nations people residing in Carrier and Sekani territory.

Crisis Centre
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, confused, suicidal or just needing someone to listen; The Crisis Prevention, Intervention & Information Centre for Northern BC is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emotional support, suicide intervention and referral information to the people of Northern BC.

Elizabeth Fry Society and Children Who Witness Abuse Counselling Program Elizabeth Fry Society assist’s women, children and youth by advocating on their behalf, providing counseling services, education, as well as social and legal support programs.

Phoenix Transition Society and Children Who Witness Abuse
Counselling Program Phoenix Transition House is a sixteen bed resource for women and children who are leaving an abusive situation. They provide a safe, peaceful and supportive environment for women and women and their children who are undergoing transition in their lives.

Prince George Native Friendship Centre
Counselling services, infant development programs, childcare services and more

South Fort George Family Resource Centre
A community-based family support program reflecting the needs of families in Prince George. The focus is on prevention and family well-being. 

Family YMCA of Prince George
Contact 250-562-9341 or visit

Northern Health
Several services related to all aspects of health, covering all Northern BC regions.

Prince George Public Library
The Prince George Council of Seniors (PGCOS) is a unique umbrella senior’s organization, non-profit society, and registered charity. PGCOS operates a resource and referral centre at #1055 - 5th Avenue and Seniors Info phone line both staffed between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm weekdays (except statutory holidays), and answers a broad range of queries with the largest percentage pertaining to seniors’ health and housing concerns. General Inquiries: 250 564 5888 OR
Seniors Info-Line: 250 564 9100

Restorative Resolutions to Gang Violence

Restorative Resolutions to Gang Violence:
An Exploration with the Filipino Community of Vancouver

Evelyn Zellerer, Ph.D.
Peace of the Circle

This paper summarizes the process and results of outreach to the Filipino community in
Vancouver, Canada to explore restorative justice as a response to youth and gang-related

Representative for Children and Youth

Since 2007, British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth has supported our province’s young people and their families in dealing with the provincial child and youth welfare system.

The Representative also provides oversight to this system and makes recommendations to improve it.

The Representative is a non-partisan, independent officer of the Legislature, reporting directly to the Legislative Assembly and not a government ministry.

There are many important resources and reports available on their website.