Here we grow again! Vancouver Island’s Family Resource Association joins SOURCES
Sources Community Resources Society (SOURCES) is excited to welcome another agency into our family. The Family Resource Association (FRA) on Vancouver Island officially merged with SOURCES on April 10, including two locations in Parksville, close to 40 staff and 15 professional services that address the positive development of children, youth and families in the Oceanside corridor.
“This is an incredibly exciting and historic merger for us,” said SOURCES CEO David Young. “In the last decade, four non-profit agencies serving White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley and Prince George have merged with SOURCES. This allowed us to grow our capacity to provide social wellness programs and services to individuals and families in those communities. With the FRA being the fifth agency to join with us, we have truly become ‘SOURCES BC’ – supporting people on the island and throughout the mainland.”
Marlyn Graziano, President of Sources Community Resources Society, said, “There is tremendous alignment between SOURCES and the FRA. Both organizations are committed to delivering quality programs that help build healthy communities by supporting individuals and families. This merger will allow SOURCES and the FRA to continue the excellent and supportive work they each do in their respective communities, and at the same time will add breadth and depth to both organizations as knowledge and expertise is shared by the dedicated professionals who deliver vital services to those in need.”
Deborah Joyce, retiring CEO of the FRA, said, “I am extremely happy with the decision to join the SOURCES family. We considered this very carefully and are satisfied that it is a great fit for the FRA. It is an important step in our growth and development and the community will reap the benefits.”
Tom Davies, the last FRA President and new SOURCES board member, said, “As President of the FRA for several years, I recall that our board kept hearing, from time to time, that SOURCES was such a great organization. We thought ours was pretty great as well, so when our CEO announced her retirement, we looked at all the options for successorship but kept coming back to the idea of a merger with SOURCES. The FRA is satisfied in every respect that the right decision was made and we now look forward to all the successes we will experience as we move forward with purpose.”