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Resource Centre

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

Update (June 30, 2020): The Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre (SHERC) has moved its collection to the Family Support and Resource Centre. These materials include books, videos, and other educational resources for:

  • Children with disabilities,
  • Children with communication barriers,
  • Children with alternate learning styles, and
  • Adults (parents, teachers, and allied health professionals) that support these children.

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;
  • 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. 

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. 


Support programs and services

Here is a list of national, provincial and local family support programs and services available in BC.

Advocacy & Legal Aid 

Brain/Neurological Conditions
Asante Centre (Developmental Stressors and Diversities) (BC)
Autism Community Training (BC)
Autism BC
Brainstreams (British Columbia Brain Injury Association)
BC Epilepsy Society
Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
Canucks Autism Network
Cerebral Palsy Association of BC
Epilepsy Canada
Friend to Friend Social Learning Society (BC)
MS Society (Canada)
Pivot Point Family Growth Centre (BC)
Tourette Canada

Canadian Addison Society
Diabetes Canada

Canadian Deafblind Association British Columbia
CNIB Foundation (Canada)

BC Family Hearing Resource Society
Canadian Deafblind Association British Columbia
Deaf Children’s Society of BC
Family Network for Deaf Children

Children's Heart Network of BC Society

Down Syndrome Resource Foundation
Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Canada
Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society

Canadian Celiac Association
Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Kidney Foundation (Canada)

Canadian Liver Foundation

Mental Health
Anxiety Canada
BC Psychological Association: Find help
BC Schizophrenia Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Check Your Head (BC)
Counselling BC
Foundry BC (BC Children's Hospital)
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (BC Children's Hospital)
Mood Disorders Association of BC 
Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Muscles, Bones, Joints & Nerves
Arthritis Society (Canada)
Muscular Dystrophy Canada

Organ Transplant
BC Transplant
Canadian Transplant Association

Rare Diseases
Rare Disease Foundation (Canada)
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) (USA)

Asthma Canada
Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Lung Association (Canada)

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

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