Our Vision

Together, we the citizens of the Boundary area can create a culture of health and well being for ourselves and for our communities.

Our Mission

We build partnerships with families and community by delivering services which enrich lives and shape our future.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Boundary Family Services is to provide services that promote healthy families and healthy communities in the Boundary area.  These purposes include:

  • To operate as a charitable institution (without profit to its members).
  • To promote the health and well being of individuals and families through facilitation and collaboration with other community organizations.
  • To develop, facilitate, fund and administer programs and services, which provide support, counselling, recreation, rehabilitation and education to families and individuals facing environmental, economic, physical, emotional or cognitive challenges.
  • To provide leadership by promoting a healthy community.

Our Services

Our Philosophy

We ensure our services are accessible, responsive, collaborative and of high quality. We provide services in an integrated manner that promotes the self-determination of our participants.  Our Board, Staff and Volunteers are respectful, competent and value the importance of confidentiality.

We support each other and work together in an environment of equality, warmth, respect and continuing professional and personal development.  We value the service and dedication of all employees and volunteers and encourage each individual to discover her/his work-life balance.

We offer education to the community to promote wellness and we act as a catalyst for social change.  We encourage individuals and groups to advocate for service to meet their needs and promote their well-being.

We foster integrity and respect within our organization and within the community by honoring diversity, building trust, encouraging participation and collaboration and operating in a manner which is accountable and transparent.

We regularly reflect on our outcomes and ensure that they support our vision, mission, purpose and philosophy and that they fit within our actions.

We believe the well being and healthy development of all children and families is the responsibility of the whole community.  We encourage the Board, Staff and Volunteers to share this responsibility through education, promotion, prevention and service provision, and to recognize the inherent uniqueness and value of every person.

We value the voice of community.

 

Boundary Family Services is a CARF accredited agency.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities

 

 

Our Programs & Services

In an effort to minimize the risk of infection to Boundary Family Services Participants, Staff and the Community due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following changes have been made to available services based on BC Ministry of Health and WorkSafe BC recommendations.

  • All drop-in groups have been suspended until further notice
  • People accessing Family Centres will be asked to report any symptoms of illness or if they have travelled outside of the country recently
  • People accessing the Family Centres will be required to wear a mask, use the provided hand sanitizer and to ensure physical distancing with staff and other people that are present 

Current participants can arrange for a telephone session or a web-based Zoom session with their worker.  Face to face appointments are available in locations that allow for physical distancing. Please discuss your options with your worker.

New participants and general inquiries can access Boundary Family Services.  We have staff available to respond to your questions in person, by phone or email and general voicemails and emails are checked regularly. 

Thank you for your cooperation in helping
to keep our community safe and healthy.

 

Boundary Family Services provides a wide variety of programs to meet the interests and needs of children, youth and families throughout the Boundary.

A Boundary Family Centre is located in each Elementary School from Christina Lake to Beaverdell with the main hub being the Glanville Family Centre in Grand Forks. Some programs require an appointment while other programs are open for drop in. Accessing most programs just requires that you contact us for an intake appointment or drop in time but some programs have specific guidelines and require a referral.

Please call or email us to discuss interest and eligibility.

 

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