Registered Name: If National Institute of Families Foundation for Child & Youth Mental Health

Business Number: 821215860RR0001

FamilySmart® comes along-side young people and families to provide support, navigation assistance and information and then invites them and professionals to come-alongside each other to learn with and from each other to enhance the quality of experiences and services for child and youth mental health.

It’s what makes us Together-Centred™

Our work focuses on three areas

Health literacy - FamilySmart® believes it matters that health literacy about people, needs to be created with those people. This is our practice in our 2 Health Literacy Programs. Find out more here

Parent and Youth in Residence - Parent in Residence and Youth in Residence are young people and families with lived experience in child and youth mental health. The PiR/YiRs utilize each other and their collective experience and expertise to come alongside young people, families and service providers. The PiR/YiRs have a team of peers and a management team that supports the valuable work they do.

The PiR/YiRs provide peer support, mentoring, system navigation, and access to information, resources, networks and education.  Our team of PiR/YiRs currently work in many BC communities, hospitals, and other sites providing Child & Youth Mental Health Services and in Edmonton, Alberta at CASA Child, Adolescent & Family Mental Health.

Find out more here -

FamilySmart Practice Program - FamilySmart® Practice is about enhancing the experience and quality of services, information, and supports for children, youth, and their families through a shared practice we call Together-Centred™. It brings together young people, families and service providers to learn with and from each other and develop intentional personal and professional practice that can enhance child and youth mental health. 

Find out more here -

Find Out More About This Charity