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Family Self Sufficiency Program

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Currently Accepting Applications

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is an asset building and financial literacy skill development program for families with low incomes. FSS supports families to increase their financial literacy skills, build financial assets and manage long-term goals.

The Family Self-Sufficiency program supports families as they:

  • Increase financial capacity
  • Build financial knowledge
  • Increase employability
  • Increase self-reliance
  • Develop links to their communities

To be eligible for the Family Self-Sufficiency program, you must:

  • Reside in subsidized housing and/or receive support from the BC Housing Rental Assistance Program 
  • Live on low income
  • Live with at least one dependent child

The Family Self Sufficiency program offers:

  • Opportunities to build savings
  • Family Advisor to work one on one with each participant family
  • Goals and action plans co-developed by participants and advisors
  • Educational and community building meetings
  • Financial exploration and budgeting sessions
  • Community input through an Advisory Committee
  • Networking and community connections

Participants' commitment includes:

  • Motivation to transform your hopes and dreams into a sustainable reality
  • Participation for duration of program (up to three years)
  • Readiness to work with a Family Advisor
  • Willingness to explore financial issues and create monthly budgets
  • Willingness to reduce debt
  • Participation in regular meetings and workshops

To find out more about the Family Self-Sufficiency program or discuss your eligibility, please call 250-388-5251.


Community resources:

BC Housing 

Prosper Canada 

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada 

Credit Counselling Society of BC  

Financial Empowerment Resource Network (FERN)

Program supported by: