BFRC - Our Mission & Vision and Guiding Principles
The Borden Family Resource Centre strives to be a vibrant community centre which promotes confident, capable and resilient families.
The Borden Family Resource Centre provides community based family services which support and enhance the quality of life of the CFB Borden community.
The Borden Family Resource Centre follows specific guiding principles in its service to the community.
The Centre promotes an environment of equality and respect. Centre programs, services and communications will not perpetuate biases and prejudices such as those based on gender, age, ethnicity, race, ability, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
Integrity and Accountability
The Centre ensures accountability to community members, funders and partners through responsible fiscal planning processes as outlined in the Centre’s Annual Business Plan. Centre programs, services and activities are regularly evaluated through a variety of assessment tools and performance indicators that determine the relevance, impact and viability of services and support the achievement of MFSP goals. The Centre operates in an accountable and transparent manner.
Community Development and Involvement
The Centre promotes and adopts community development as a process of focused growth and change within a group that is bonded through shared interests and values. Community engagement and participation in activities and decisions that facilitate the well-being of a community life are at the centre of successful community development efforts.
The Centre recognizes the inherent resources, skills and capacities of families. Community Members are the organization’s most valuable contributors and their involvement and participation is strongly encouraged at every level maintaining a sense of cooperation, ownership and accomplishment.
The Centre respects the integrity of all those involved and assures that all information concerning their involvement with the Centre shall be protected in a confidential manner, in accordance with the MFSP Privacy Code.
The Centre encourages and respects mutually supportive partnerships with the Canadian Forces and, the broader civilian/CF community to enhance individual, family and community development. The Centre works collaboratively with its partners to provide safe, secure family and community environments.
Community Members receive the highest degree of excellence that is reflected in every component of the organization. The Centre continually seeks to improve practices and advocates for policies, services and systems that strengthen CF communities and enhance the well-being of families.
The Centre encourages volunteer involvement at all levels within the organization and are the driving force of the organization. Volunteers actively participate at all levels of the organization from direct service program support to governance and have a direct impact on the quality of services offered to the organizations membership.