About Dragonfly Pond
Dragonfly Pond Family Society (DFP) is a collaboration of parents,
professionals and community partners. Input and ongoing participation by
families, caregivers and professional in the communities ensures that DFP's
programs are designed to reflect the needs of the families with children with
complex care needs and/or disabilities.
DFP's mandate is to design and to provide services for families with children
0-18 years of age who have complex care needs and/or disabilities and who live
in the South Okanagan/Similkameen Region. This region includes: Summerland,
Naramata, Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver, Osoyoos, Princeton, Keremeos, Hedley and
the Similkameen area.
Dragonfly Pond was initiated in January 2000, by a small group of parents and
health care & child development specialists. This original working group met to
discuss and assess the range of support services available to families who have
children with complex care needs in the South Okanagan/Similkameen Region.
Community consultations, surveys and feedback from professionals providing
services in these communities confirmed a need for enhanced and expanded
services for families. During the year, this group expanded and in 2001 became
an incorporated non-profit society.