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About Us


The Nova Scotia Association of Family Resource Programs (NSAFRPs) was officially formed in 2013. The Association represents 25 individual Family Resource Programs (FRPs). These FRPs are duly registered as not-for-profit organizations and are led by boards of directors and professional staff. While there are many similarities between the various FRPs, each offers programs and services designed around the specific needs of their community. These 25 individual FRPs make up the Family Resource Sector (Sector).

Mission: The Association, as a united proactive and collaborative presence, connects allies and strengthens the FRP’s in Nova Scotia, acting as a strong leader for children, families and communities.

The primary focus of the Sector is to support families having the least access to available resources. In an attempt to reduce stigma, the focus families are often referred to as members of the intended population. As these families have minimal resources, the vast majority of programs and services are offered at no cost. As such, primary financial supports to the Sector are provided by the Provincial and Federal Governments in many cases. Many FRPs have also secured funding and support from their local municipality, foundations, other charitable foundations, and private donors.

Meet the Board Members

Mitch McNutt

First Vice-Chair, NSAFRP

Cape Breton Family Resource Coalition Society

Gail Corkim

Treasurer, NSAFRP

South Shore Family Resource Association

Nancy Hollis

Secretary, NSAFRP

Executive Director,

Eastern Shore Family Resource Association

Beth Baker

Memory Lane Family Place Association

Denise Naugler

Co-Executive Director

Family Matters

Sarah MacMaster

Executive Director,

Maggie's Place Cumberland

Kathy Smith

Native Council of NS

Lisa Timot

Coordonnatrice provinciale, La Pirouette

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