Your new monthly gift will be matched by the FSGV Board for six months, up to $15,000.

Today’s families are more varied than ever. At FSGV, our programs and services are designed with that in mind, adapting to provide both the immediate care and long-term supports needed to empower all families to find brighter tomorrows.


For more info about the Stronger Families Fund, contact Amanda Sayfy, Director, Development & Communications at 604 731 4951 x 5004 or


We know that families do their best to support those in their care, but sometimes they need a little help or inspiration.

The Stronger Families Fund supports the ongoing needs of families in BC through programs like:

  • Counselling and trauma services
  • Conflict mediation for parents and youth
  • Financial empowerment workshops and coaching
  • Life skills development for children and youth with support needs
  • Community Kitchens
  • Support groups
  • Literacy programs and workshops



Financial Empowerment

Food and housing costs in BC are rising, and inflation has hit a 30-year high. With families more stretched than ever, FSGV can help. 

We partner with community organizations—including public libraries, school districts, cities, neighbourhood houses, and health authorities—to deliver a range of free Financial Empowerment workshops.

Our programs are designed to assist families, newcomers, seniors, people with low incomes, youth, and vulnerable populations. FSGV also offers free tax-filing clinics and one-on-one coaching.

Support for Single Parents

According to the BC Council for Families, 8% of BC households are led by a single parent. We know the challenges facing households can be felt more strongly by single parents, including financial and housing insecurity, the impacts of health and mental health issues, access to adult education, community participation, and isolation.

Our programs, including COLTS Young Parent Program and Daycare, Healthy Connections, Single Mothers Support Group, and more help single parents with their immediate needs and build pathways to a brighter future for their families.

Access to Early Interventions

Supporting families early — before the moment of acute need — has long-term benefits for generations to come. 

FSGV is also dedicated to providing upstream solutions to issues like family violence. By helping children and youth today and providing a platform for counselling and life skills development, we are helping the families of tomorrow.

Through programs at Directions Youth Services, Parent-Teen Mediation, Providing Resources and Independence for Youth Development (PRIYD), and others, we can focus on the education and supports that have long-term effects.