FSGV is a non-profit working to support and empower individuals, families, and communities

We offer programs and services designed to help people develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create positive change in their lives. Our staff – including experienced counsellors and support workers – operates from an evidence-based, trauma-informed lens to meet people where they are and get them where they want to be.

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There’s More to Sara’s Story

Sara came to Canada as a refugee with her five children, her elderly mother, and nothing else but a backpack. When her family arrived, they needed help. “I wish people knew that refugees coming to Canada come with a lot of pain,” said Sara. “I lived 40 years in my home country. It’s so difficult to start over. Things are so different here…”

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Family Supports

Programs and services that support all families. From counselling, parent education, and mediation to providing information and referrals to community offerings, FSGV responds to family concerns that arise from poverty, trauma, substance disorders, and more.

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Financial Empowerment

Through one-on-one coaching and workshops for community organizations and the public, Financial Empowerment teaches financial literacy and helps people navigate tax filing and government benefits. Our expert staff train other organizations working with vulnerable individuals to better achieve financial stability and resilience. FE delivers workshops primarily across the Lower Mainland on a range of topics.

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The Family Services Employee Assistance Program provides workplace wellness and training services and an employee and family assistance program (EFAP) to organizations across BC and the Yukon.

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Trauma Counselling

Professional, compassionate trauma counselling for individuals, families, children, and youth. All programs are offered from a trauma-informed, feminist, anti-oppressive, intersectional lens.

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Victim Services

Trauma-informed practical and emotional supports, safety planning, resource referral, advocacy, assistance navigating the criminal justice system, and community education for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.

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Youth Services

Through Directions Youth Services, FSGV provides low-barrier support to young people who are at-risk, precariously housed, or experiencing homelessness. PRIYD is a program for CYSN. All our youth programs and services give support in pursuing goals and independence.

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People empowered


Family members supported


At-risk youth served


In benefits for those in need


Survivors supported

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Family Services of Greater Vancouver is accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and conforms to the highest level of nationally and internationally recognized service standards.
2023 CARF survey results