Family Resource Centres

A little encouragement can go a long way….

Family Resource Centres (FRCs) provide community-based programs and services that support the healthy development and well-being of children and youth by strengthening families and communities. 

Family resource programs and services recognize that children and youth grow and develop within the context of families and communities.  Holistic approaches to supporting positive outcomes for children and youth are family focused and involve parents and family members, with consideration of the broader community and cultural context.

Family Resource Centres provide programs, services and supports in the following areas: 

  • Parent Education and Learning
  • Family Support
  • Child and Youth Development
  • Community Linkages

Because each Family Resource Centre offers programs based on family and community, please contact a family resource centre near you to learn about specific programs in your area:

Northeastern

Cape Breton Family Resource Centre
714 Alexendra Street
Sydney, NS  B1S 2H4
JoAnna LaTulippe-Rochon, Executive Director
jlatulippe-rochon@familyplace.ca
Geographic areas covered:  CBRM, Inverness-Richmond

Kids First Association
PO Box 966, 110 Provost St.,
New Glasgow
New Glasgow, NS   B2H 5K7
Tel: (902) 755-1213
Michelle Ward, Executive Director
mward@kids1st.ca
Geographic Areas covered:  Antigonish, Guysborough, New Glasgow

Maggie's Place - A Resource Centre for Families - Amherst
PO Box 1149, 11 Elmwood Drive
Amherst, NS   B4H 4L2 
Tel: (902) 667-7250
Carolyn D’entremont, Executive Director
maggies@ns.sympatico.ca;
Geographic Areas covered:  Cumberland

Maggie’s Place – Truro East Hants
129 Arthur Street
Truro, NS    B2N 1Y2
Tel: (902) 895-0200 / Fax: (902) 897-0127
maggiestruro@ns.aliantzinc.cainfo@maggiesplace.ca
Ms. Linda Legere, Executive Director
Geographic Areas covered:  Colchester

East Hants Family Resource Centre
Suite 101A, 224 Highway 214
Elmsdale, NS   B2S 1J7
Phone: (902) 883-4349
ehfamilycentre@gmail.com
Cathy MacDonald, Executive Director
Geographic area covered: East Hants

Central:

Memory Lane Family Place ~ Sackville Family Day Care Association
22 Memory Lane
Lower Sackville, NS   B4C 2J3
mlfp@bellaliant.com
Tel: (902) 864-6363 
Fax: (902) 864-4998
Ms. Joyce Beaudry, Executive Director

Eastern Shore Family Resource Association
PO Box 53
Porters Lake NS   B3E 1M1
esfamilyresource@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Tel: (902) 827 1461
Fax: (902) 827 1462
Nancy Hollis, Executive Director
esfamilyresource@ns.aliantzinc.ca

Musquodoboit Valley Family Resource Centre
12280 Hwy 224, PO Box 99
Middle Musquodoboit, NS   B0N 1X0
mvfrc1@gmail.com
Tel: (902) 384-2794
Fax: (902) 384-2419
Ms. Faye Cooper, Executive Director

Dartmouth Family Resource Centre                                     
107 Albro Lake Road
Dartmouth, NS   B3A 3Y7
Tel: (902) 464-8234 / (902) 464-8230          
Fax: (902) 464-8232  
info@dartmouthfamilycentre.ca
Roxanne Manning, Executive Director
rmanning@dartmouthfamilycentre.ca

Fairview United Family Resource Centre (Fairview Family Centre)
6 Titus Street
Halifax, NS   B3N 2Y7
Tel: (902) 443-9569 / Fax: (902) 431-2000
Natalie Brown, Executive Director
nbrown@ffcns.ca
www.parentntot.com

Chebucto Family Centre (Home of the Guardian Angel)                             
3 Sylvia Avenue
Halifax, NS   B3R 1J7
Tel: 479-3031 ext 302            
Tammy Turple, Executive Director
tammy@hgahfx.ca
  
Bayers/Westwood Family Support Centre
3499 McAlpine Avenue
Halifax, NS   B3L 3X8
Tel: (902) 454-9444 or (902) 454-0762
Fax: (902) 454-0008
Donna Sutton, Executive Director
ed@bayerswestwoodfrc.com
pj@bayerswestwoodfrc.com

East Preston Family Resource Centre
1799 Highway #7
East Preston, NS   B2Z 1E9
Tel: (902) 462-7266 / 462-0054
Fax: (902) 462-1873 / 462-5744
Trina Fraser, Executive Director
paapnp@gmail.com

Mulgrave Park Caring and Learning Centre
57 Jarvis Lane
Halifax, NS   B3K 3J3
Phone: (902) 453-5089
Executive Director: Crystal John
caring.learning@mulgravepark.ca

Parents and Children Together Resource Centre (PACT)
Suite 102-1114 Cole Harbour Road 
Dartmouth, NS     B2V 1E7
Tel: (902) 434-8952 / Fax: (902) 434-1942
Executive Director: Heather Johnstone
pandctogether@gmail.com

Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre
2161 Gottingen Street, Box 47012 (physical address not mailing)
Halifax, NS   B3K 3B4
Tel: (902) 422-7850
Fax: (902) 422-6642
Executive Director: Lee Thomas
mcdcahs@ns.aliantzinc.ca

North End Parent Resource Centre
5475 Uniacke Street
Halifax, NS   B3K 3C3
Tel: (902) 492-0133 / (902) 492-0263 / Fax: (902) 492-4193
parentresource@hotmail.com 
Executive Director: Ms. Joan Mendes

Western

Annapolis Family Resource Centre (Family Matters)
10 Middle Road
RR#1
Lawrencetown, NS   B0S 1M0
Tel: (902) 584-2210; 1-800-399-7119
Fax (902) 584-3099
PJ Supervisor: Billie-Jo Weir – billiejo@family-matters.ca
ED:  Janice Fancey
edfamilymatters@ns.sympatico.ca
Geographic Area covered:  Annapolis County

South Shore Family Resource Association
etter Together Family Resource Centre - Bridgewater
821 King Street, Unit 11
Bridgewater, NS  B4V 1R3
Tel: (902) 543-1301
Fax: (902) 543-1828
heatherfraser@bellaliant.com
Executive Director: Heather Fraser
Geographic area covered: Bridgewater, Liverpool, Shelburne

South Shore Family Resource Association
The Family Centre – Digby
1 Birch Street, Box 668
Digby, NS  B0V 1A0
Tel:  (902) 245 2300
debbiesmith@ns.aliantzinc.ca
Debbie Smith, Program Coordinator

Kings County Family Resource Centre 
503 Main Street
Kentville, NS   B4N 1L4
family.centre@ns.sympatico.ca
Melissa Connell, Executive Director - melissa.connell@bellaliant.com (ED)
Tel: (902) 678-5760
www.kcfrc.ca

Kids Action Program
PO Box 893
Kentville, NS B4N 4H8
Tel: (902) 680-6172   
Executive Director, Debbie Reimer
kidsaction@bellaliant.net

New Ross Family Resource Centre
4691 Highway 12, P.O. Box 106
New Ross, NS   B0J 2M0
Tel: (902) 689-2414
Fax: (902) 689-2092
nrfrc@ns.sympatico.ca
Coordinator, Ms. Diane Webber
www.nrfrc.

Family Resource Centre of West Hants
PO Box 2847, 14 Water St., Dufferin Place
Windsor, NS  B0N  2T0
Tel: (902) 798-5961
Fax: (902) 798-5962
frcofwh@eastlink.ca
Sara Downing, Executive Director

Parent’s Place Yarmouth Family Resource Centre
34 Barnard Street
Yarmouth, NS  B5A 3T5
Tel: (902) 749-1718 / Fax: (902) 749-1325
Nathalie Ellis, Executive Director
parentsplaceed@bellaliant.com
Geographic Area covered:  Yarmouth County

Native Council of NS    - Native Social Counselling Agency
(Aboriginal families off-reserve)
1 Birch Street,
P.O. Box 668, Digby, NS  
Tel:  (902) 250 0151
PJ Supervisor: Carla Asprey - nsca@eastlink.ca
Phone: 902-895-1738
Fax: (902) 893-7680
Geographic Area covered:  Digby

Le Centre provincial de ressources prescolaires                               
C.P. 169, 1695 Route 1
Pointe-de-l'Église, NÉ   B0W 1M0
Tél. : (902) 769- 5850
Sans frais : (866) 271-5682
Téléc. : (902) 769-3059
Suzanne Saulnier, Executive Director, suzanne@cprps.ca
Lisa Thimot, Program Coordinator, lapirouette@cprps.ca
Geographic Area covered:  Clair, Argyle