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Resource Centre

The Family Support & Resource Centre is a welcoming community space and library that provides accessible and quality health information.

We aim to help patients and their supporters become informed and active partners in making health care decisions along with their health care providers.

We provide:

  • Library resources and help finding health information;
  • Free mailing service of resources anywhere in British Columbia and the Yukon, with return postage provided for free;
  • Access to computers, internet, free fax and printing;
  • Quiet lounge areas with a Little Free Library of adult fiction and children's books;
  • Orientation, navigation, and connections within the hospital and community;
  • 24 hour computer kiosks;
  • Free coffee and tea.

You'll find all our library resources via our online library catalogue. this includes a wide variety of books, pamphlets, DVDs, and other resources on health topics. 

Our 24 hour computer kiosks are located: 

At BC Women's

  • Patient/Family Info Area 1T4A
  • Waiting Room A
  • Evergreen Lounge 2P

You can also buy books created by health professionals across Provincial Health Services Authority via our online Bookstore

Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre

The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre is a provincial resource that works to link children, youth and their families with appropriate resources in all areas of mental health and addictions.

Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre

The Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre (SHERC) houses a unique collection of books, videos, journals, board games, curricula and various educational props and materials designed for children with disabilities. They also have very specific materials and props to accommodate a number of communication barriers and alternate leaning styles experienced by some individuals with disabilities.


Library catalogue

How do I borrow?

Search the online library catalogue to request resources, visit us in-person, or contact us using the Finding Us information on this page.

Can I borrow?

Anyone in British Columbia or the Yukon is able to borrow resources free of charge. 

I don't live near the library, how can I get books?

Resources are mailed out for free to any location in British Columbia or the Yukon. Request for resources to be mailed to you via our online catalogue or by calling us at 1-800-331-1533.

How long can I borrow?

All resources are available for 4 weeks. If there is not a waitlist, you may renew your resources. 


Provincial services

Here is a list of family support programs & services available around the province.

‎Aboriginal Child Care Society:
Aboriginal Guide to Services:
BC Aboriginal Network on Disability:
First Nations Health Authority:
Non-Insured Health Benefits:
Returning Home Project (Central & North Vancouver Island):


‎BC Laws:
First Call:
Legal Service Society:
Representative for Children & Youth:
Society for Children & Youth of BC:


‎C Easter Seals Camps:
BC Lions Society Camps:
Camp Goodtimes:
Camp Hornby (mid-Vancouver Island):
Elks Recreational Children’s Camp:
Eureka Outdoor Camp:
Zajac Ranch for Children:


‎Bayshore Home Health:
Care – There for you:
Home and Community Care:
Lower Mainland Caregivers Support:
Support Worker Central:


‎Child Care Resource & Referral:


‎Access Kamloops:
Association of Neighborhood Houses of BC:
Axis Family Resources:
BC Association for Child Development & Intervention:
BC211 (was the Red Book):
Boys & Girls Club of South Coast BC:
Council for Families (BC):
Family Resource Programs (Canadian Association of) FRP:
Family Services of Greater Vancouver:
Family Support Institute:
In Your Grasp:
Kelowna Community Resources:
Kootenay Parenting Threads Network:
Langley Community Services Society:
Options Community Services – Fraser Valley:
Parent Support Services of BC:
Parents Matter:
PREVNet - Promoting Relatioship & Eliminating Violence Society:
Reach Child & Youth Development Society: (Delta, Surrey, Langley)
Réso-Santé Colombie Britannique:
Sibling Support Groups:
The Center for Child Development: (Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley)
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC:
Victoria Community Options for Children and Families:


‎Abilities Canada:
Ability Online -
BC Center for Ability:
Centre for Specialized Learning:
Community Living BC:
Developmental Disabilities Association of BC:
Inclusion BC:
Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities – SPARC BC:
Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN):
Thompson Community Services: (Kamloops)
Vancouver Parent Transition Group:


‎BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities: (various supports)
BC Rehab Foundation: (medical equipment)
Chilliwack Children’s Foundation: (various supports, but location specific)
CKNW Orphan’s Fund: (various supports)
David Foster Foundation: (organ transplants)
Giving in Action Family Fund:
Gizeh Shriners: (travel)
Help Fill a Dream Foundation (Vancouver Island) (various supports, life-threatening conditions)
Jennifer and Gregory Louie Foundation for Cerebral Palsy:
Kinsmen foundation of BC & Yukon (various conditions)
Make a Wish Foundation Canada (various supports, life-threatening conditions)
Military Police Fund for Blind Children:
Neil Squire Society: (various disabilities)
Northern BC Friends of Children: (various supports, but location specific)
President’s Choice Children’s Charity: (various supports, but condition specific)
Red Cross Programs and Services in BC: (medical equipment)
Rick Hansen Foundation: (wheelchairs and other mobility equipment)
South Okanagan Children’s Charity: (various supports, but location specific)
Starlight Children’s Foundation of Canada (various conditions)
Variety – the Children’s Charity: (various supports)
War Amps: (prosthetic limbs and travel)
You Are Not Alone – Comox Valley: (various supports, but location specific)


‎Aboriginal Infant Development Program:
Aboriginal Supported Child Development:
At Home Program:
Autism Spectrum Disorder:
BC Ambulance Service:
BC Housing:
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services:
Check Your Head:
Child Care:
Children & Youth with Special Needs (CYSN):
Employment Insurance:
Health Link BC:
Healthy Families BC:
Hearing & Vision Loss Services:
Helpline for Children: or call: 310-1234
Here to Help:
Income Assistance:
Infant Development Program (IDP):
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:
Medical Services Plan (MSP) BC:
Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD):
Ministry of Health:
Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation:
Patient Care Quality Review Board:
Persons with Disabilities:
Service Canada:
Supported Child Development:


‎BC Bereavement Helpline:
Canadian Virtual Hospice:
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice:
Compassionate Friends:
Lower Mainland Crossroads Hospice Society:
Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society:
The Living through Loss Counselling Society of BC:



Brain/Neurological Conditions
ALS Society of BC:
Asante Centre for FAS:
Autism Community Training – ACT:
Autism Society of BC:
BC Brain Injury Association:
BC Epilepsy Society:
Canadian Epilepsy Alliance:
Canucks Autism Network:
Children & Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD):
Epilepsy Canada:
Epilepsy Support Centre:
FAS/E Provincial Outreach Program:
Friend to Friend Social Learning Society:
Learning Disabilities Association of BC:
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada:

Bridges To The Future Program (Muscular Dystrophy):
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC:
Klinefelter Syndrome Information & Support:
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada:
XXY Talk International Support Forum:

Canadian Deaf Blind Association – BC Chapter:
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB):

BC Family Hearing Resource Society:
Canadian Deaf Blind Association – BC Chapter:
Deaf Children’s Society:
Family Network for Deaf Children:

Children's Heart Network:

Canadian Prader-Willi Syndrome Association:
Down Syndrome Research Foundation & Resource Centre:
Down Syndrome Society:

Chrons and Colitis Foundation Canada:
Canadian Celiac Association:

Immune Disorders
Positive Living BC:

Kidney Foundation:

Canadian Liver Foundation:

Mental Health
Anxiety BC:
BC Friends Parent Program:
BC Schizophrenia Society:
Canadian Mental Health Association:
Check your head:
Counselling BC:
eMental Health:
F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health:
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre:
Mood disorder association of BC:
Mood Disorders Association of BC:
Pivot Point Family Growth Centre BC:
Psychologist Association (BC):
Schizophrenia Society of Canada:

Muscles, Bones, Joints & Nerves
Muscular Dystrophy Canada:
Muscular Dystrophy:
The Arthritis Society:

Organ Transplant
BC Transplant:
Canadian Transplant Association:

Rare Diseases
Nation Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD):
Rare Disease Foundation:

Asthma Society of Canada:
Canadian Lung Association:
Cystic Fibrosis Canada:

Spine Related
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of BC:
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Canada:
Spinal Cord Injury BC:


‎AMSSA – Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC:
Citizenship & Immigration Canada:
Global Multicultural Community Services Society:
Immigrant Services Society:
Mosaic BC:
Pacific Immigrant Resource Society:
Progressive Intercultural Community Services:
Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op:
Welcome BC:


‎AMSSA – Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC:
Citizenship & Immigration Canada:
Global Multicultural Community Services Society:
Immigrant Services Society:
Mosaic BC:
Pacific Immigrant Resource Society:
Progressive Intercultural Community Services:
Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op:
Welcome BC:


‎BC Therapeutic Riding Association:
BC Blind Sports and Recreation:
BC Deaf Sports Federation:
BC Mobility Opportunities Society:
BC Special Olympics:
BC Wheelchair Basketball Society:
BC Wheelchair Sports:
Canadian Amputee Hockey Committee:
Canadian Amputee Sports Association:
Canadian CP Sports Association:
Canadian Deaf Hockey:
Canadian Deaf Sports Association:
Canadian Paralympic Committee:
Canadian Special Olympics:
Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association:
Canadian Tire Jumpstart:
Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association:
Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association:
Canchild Participation Hub:
Disabled Sailing Association of BC:
Disabled Skiers Association of BC:
Kidsport BC:
Power To Be Adaptive Recreation Program:
Sportability BC:
Theater Terrific Society:
Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS):


‎Children's Medical Equipment Loan Service (CMERLS):
Health Equipment Loan Program – Red Cross:
Lower Mainland Lancaster Medical Supplies:
Lower Mainland MacDonald Pharmacy and Medical Supplies – Home Health Care:
Lower Mainland Regency Medical Supplies:
Lower Mainland SelfCare Home Health Products:
Shoppers Drug Mart Home Health Care:
Special Education Technology of BC (SET BC):



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