South Vancouver Family Place

Our mission is to support families with young children in building healthy relationships and community networks, by providing services and programs in a welcoming, nurturing and respectful environment.

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“The programs made my family more aware of child development and building strong relationships.”

“My kids enjoy meeting different children and enjoy meeting new people as well.”

“I have learned to socialize with other ethnic groups, learn their culture, language and how they care for their children.”

“Family programs made a big difference for me and my children.”

“Family place programs have given my child an opportunity to interact with children her age and expand her motor skills and language skills.”

“South Vancouver Family Place is a great place for my kids to learn and make friends.”

Upcoming Events

Summer Celebration on Saturday July 25 11am to 2pm


  • Come join your neighbours in celebrating some great community building activities.
  • Pedalheads Bike Camp obstacle course
  • Japanese Taiko drumming
  • Bike parade, maintenance tips, free  bike maps, prizes  (bikes, trikes, wagons & strollers) Parade at 12 noon – decorations on site
  • Free Community BBQ – Veg and non- veg hot dogs, salads, drinks and fruit (12 to 1:30)
  • South Vancouver Family Place 38th anniversary celebration
  • Parachute games, arts & crafts, balloons etc.
  • Volunteers needed – please call or email


Main site for event is South Vancouver Family Place, 7710 Nanaimo St.  Call 604-325-5213 or

Funding for the  Bike event comes from the Vancouver Foundation, Neighbourhood Small Grants


Dear friends of South Vancouver Family Place,

 A Big Thank You to all our supporters who contributed over $6,000 to this fundraising effort.

 Here’s a list of our team:

Sharon Babu (our Executive Director);

Ingrid Rios (staff)

Sara DiMarino (Volunteer Board member);

Jen Luong (staff);

Manjinder Biring (participant);

Erin Mullen (staff);

Gwladys Hrominchuk and her friends (volunteer);

Kenia Borges (staff);

Lilly Fitzpatrick (5-year-old participant);

Paula Fitzpatrick (Volunteer Board Member);

Syd Bosel (staff);

Ann Asselstein (staff);

And we are so delighted to have our local community Health Nurses join our team. Thank you so much...
Radhika Bhagat
Lynda McGarvie
Cassidy Wise


 Summer  preschool is starting July 6, 2016 thru August 22, 2015 . A few spots is still open. Call to register 604 325 5213 


 Life As A Parent (LAAP)

LAAP is a no cost parent support program for parents with young children.  Develop your relationship with your child and understand yourself better while sharing your skills and learning from others.

Date:  TBA (Mondays)8 weeks

Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: No cost for course, and childcare is $1 per visit

Location:  South Vancouver Family place, 7710 Nanaimo Street (61st Avenue and Nanaimo).

Register:  604 325 5213, or email: (name and phone number)


Fraserlands's Family Drop-In at the River District

For families living in the Fraser Lands community.  Drop-in fee is $1 dollar per family.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 9th 2014 from 10:00AM to 12:15PM, thru July 30th

River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street.

CLOSED August 2015


 Trudeau Family Drop-In

Open to parents/caregivers/grandparents with children birth to 5 years old.  Activities include arts and crafts, free play, outdoor play, story time, painting, cultural celebrations and nutrition programs

Tuesdays & Thursdays  Apr 2 to June 30th  2015 , 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Trudeau Elementary School, 449 East 62nd

CLOSED JULY 2015 UNTIL Further announcement!!


Champlain Community Centre Partnership:

The Community center will be offering a family drop-in program starting Jan 12, 2015 from 9:15-11:15 a.m. One of our staff will be there to offer information and support to families. The center will charge $2 per drop-in visit.