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.
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.
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.