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Family Self Sufficiency Program

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

FSS is Currently Accepting Applications - Call Today!

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 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

We are currently accepting applications and an application for the current phase can be found below. Completed applications can be sent to To find out more about the Family Self-Sufficiency program or discuss your eligibility, please call 250-388-5251.


Community resources:

BC 211

BC Housing 

Prosper Canada 

Prosper Canada's Financial Relief Navigator

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada 

Credit Counselling Society of BC  

Financial Empowerment Resource Network (FERN)

Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative (WIN)


FSS Application - Phase VII.doc705.5 KB