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The Family Resource Centre has been helping Vernon individuals and families move forward and lead healthy lives since 1993.

The idea for the Family Resource Centre began with two counsellors who envisioned a roof under which families could gather for self-help resources, group support and individual counselling services that would ultimately empower clients to build healthy lives and a stronger community.

Over the years, the Family Resource Centre has become an essential part of Vernon’s social fabric. What began as a small agency of three staff and a few volunteers has now grown to a team of twenty-three staff members, forty volunteers, and a dedicated Board of Directors.

Today, we provide counselling and support group services to nearly 1,300 clients every year. Those clients are children, teenagers, adults, couples, parents, and families who turn to us for support to overcome a range of life challenges, and the diversity of our offerings directly responds to the ever-changing needs of those we serve.

Our team of professional counsellors and trained volunteers are passionate about helping clients discover the answers within and leave with the confidence and encouragement to begin a path to happiness and wellbeing. We’re proud to have witnessed so many clients achieve their goals and create a legacy of happier, more confident children.

To do what we do every day, year after year, as a non-profit agency and registered charity, we rely on the support of the community. The more support we have, the more programming we can offer, the stronger Vernon gets.

Our organization and our programming are Trans Inclusive. All our client groups are inclusive of Trans and Non-Binary participants, based on their gender identity.

We respectfully acknowledge that the Family Resource Centre is located on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional territories of the Syilx Okanagan Nation.


Building a resilient community by empowering one child, one individual, one family at a time.


Family Resource Centre is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing affordable counselling and support programs to children, individuals and families in the North Okanagan.


To be a sustainable, innovative non-profit agency providing compassionate and accessible counselling and support programs.

Board of Directors

Barbara Keith - Board Chair

Melanie Prince - Board Vice-Chair, Secretary

Amanda Rekdale

Debra Law

Kim Shippam

Shanna Rowney

River Riemer