FSI Weekly News…

…including the Family Support Institute’s brand-new Continuing Conversations Group on Facebook! Check out the news here!

This Facebook group was created so families and individuals could have a forum to connect with others from around the province who get and understand that journey. You are not alone – connect with Resource Parents/Family Members all over the province who volunteer their time with FSI to be able to ensure you are not alone whether you are 0 or 100 years old.


Your social distancing reminder…

…is an online Family Support Institute (FSI) event that takes place every Saturday at 3 pm on Zoom! Check out CREATIVE PEOPLE – On Line! and connect with others safely online!

Liz Charyna, PLAN Mentor, has been hosting as weekly session, Creative People On-Line, since the beginning of the pandemic. It is open to anyone and offers a time for people to work on anything creative while having some company on-line. They are also open to having people do a demo or share what they are doing for a part of the time.

PLEASE NOTE: For this event, you’ll need a phone, tablet or laptop and the zoom app. The event can be accessed using phone only if zoom is a barrier.

BC Family Day!

Family Day is coming up on Monday (Feb. 15) and, even though we are all adjusting to COVID-19 safety precautions, we are all feeling grateful for those closest to us at this time.

Here are some ideas for a fun (and socially distanced!) Family Day weekend:

CRANBROOK: The Cranbrook History Centre is offering a new YOUNG HISTORIANS program, helping record what the last year has been like in Cranbrook for future generations. If you don’t feel comfortable coming into the museum, you can participate online – check out more info here.

KELOWNA: The City of Kelowna is running a Family Day Active Photo Contest, encouraging families to participate in any kind of physical activity and tagging #KelownaFamilyDay to enter. Contest runs from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, and photos can also be emailed to recreation@kelowna.ca to be eligible for prizes. Check out details here.

Stay safe and healthy, wear a mask, and have a Happy Family Day!

Your social distancing reminder…

…is an online Family Support Institute (FSI) event that takes place every Monday at 6:30 pm on Zoom! Check out RECIPE FOR RESPITE and connect with others safely online!

What’s your Recipe for Respite? COVID is still here. And families need a break to stay safe and strong. We’re interested in learning about and sharing what families are already doing to get a break, as well as understanding the unique ingredients still needed to make respite a reality. Please join our discussion circle about how we can work together for families and their loved ones to have a safe and helpful break from the significant and daily stresses going on right now.