Parent Support Services Society of BC is a provincial charitable organization founded in 1974 and incorporated as a Society January 22nd, 1976 as “British Columbia Parents In Crisis Society”. The name changed officially to Parent Support Services Society of BC on June 06, 2001.
Our mission is to support the well-being of all families and children by empowering those in a parenting role through community connections, research, education, and advocacy.
Read our full history here
Values & Guiding Principles
To realize our vision and mission we create opportunities for parents and grandparents that foster independence and personal responsibility, and by creating cost-effective and comprehensive community-based services in cooperation with public and private partners. Our staff is dedicated to providing these services with respect, compassion, and accountability, and to championing the Canadian Charter of Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We support families and their rights in this way because we value inclusion, social justice, and collaboration. We believe that, when we work together and learn from each other, these values can transform conflict into understanding; that understanding can transform hurt-filled households into healthy homes; and that healthy families can transform unjust societies into strong communities. That is why, at PSS, our goal is to build healthy communities, one family at a time.
Who we are is less important than what we do. Read about how our services have impacted the families and communities we work with.
Staff & Board
We have a dedicated staff team located throughout the province of BC. Our head office is in Burnaby with sub-offices in Vancouver Island, Northern, and Interior BC.
Bill McFarland Award
Awarded to a group or individual for:
Long time, outstanding devotion to the prevention of child abuse and/or;
Efforts related to a project which is making a lasting mark in the area of child welfare or family preservation.
See the full list of our AGM/annual reports by clicking on the button below.
Constitution & Bylaws
Learn more about our constitution & bylaws by clicking on one of the buttons below.
Code of Ethics
Learn more about the Parent Support Services Society Code of Ethics by clicking on the button below.