Parent Support Services Society of BC is a non-profit, volunteer-based society and registered charity founded in 1974. We are dedicated to protecting the safety and well-being of children and promoting healthy families through peer-based supports, education, advocacy, and research.
Our Parent and Grandparent Support Circle Programs provide free facilitated weekly educational support groups for parents, grandparents, and other kinship caregivers. In circles around the province, and in multiple languages, participants help other participants become successful parents.
“I don’t feel as alone. I’m not the only one [who] finds this job difficult, and wants to talk about it. This decreases my frustration caused by isolation.”
In addition PSS offers parenting education, information seminars, and facilitation training workshops around the province.
PSS also operates the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Line (only one in Canada) which provides support, advocacy and resource information to grandparents and other relatives raising a family member’s child.