top of page

NSFRPs Impact

Family Resource Programs (FRPs) have a positive impact on the social determinant of health for their families. The Canadian Government defines social determinants of health as a specific group of social and economic factors within the broader determinants of health. These relate to an individual's place in society, such as income, education or employment. Experiences of discrimination, racism and historical trauma are important social determinants of health for certain groups such as Indigenous Peoples, LGBTQ and Black Canadians. 

NSFRP Report

2020 Sector Profile


The Sector provided opportunities for more than 20,985 different children and 14,041 different parents, extended family members, and other childcare providers to experience a vast array of formal programs, services, and supports. During the same timeframe, the Sector provided formal program supports to 1,158 different prenatal participants.


A review of 2019-2020 program registration data revealed more than 191,096 visits to FRPs. This "drop-in, walk-in, or call-in" traffic is a well-established aspect of FRP work, and for some participants, the most critical service the Sector offers.

13.5 Million

During fiscal 2019-2020, the Sector injected over 13.5 million dollars into Nova Scotian families and communities.

25 FRPs
346 Employees

The Family Resource Sector in Nova Scotia comprises 25 independent community-based Family Resource Programs (FRP). Collectively, these FRPs provide services in all areas of the province.

The Sector employs 346 people, 96% of whom identify as female. Sixty-four percent of FRPs have an employment base that includes people from historically under-represented populations.

Reports & Impact: Infographics
bottom of page