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

Parent/Child Interactive Drop-In Program

Open to parents and caregivers with children birth to 5 years old, our drop in program offers a friendly, welcoming environment for children to play as well as family support.  Activities include story time, arts and crafts, dramatic play, outdoor play, a sandbox, toddler gym, and indoor toys.  As well, lunch is offered on Fridays at the cost of $2 dollars. 

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

Cost: $1 dollar per visit.

Time: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00AM-12:00 noon.  Wednesday and Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM.  The drop in program is closed on Mondays. 

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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:  Starts October 19th and continues weekly on Mondays for 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: svfp@telus.net (name and phone number)

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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 10th 2015 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.

River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street.

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Gordon Neufeld Video Workshops


A variety of workshops based on the work of Gordon Neufeld.  Dates to be determined.  For information please email sbosel@telus.net

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 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

Trudeau Elementary School, 449 East 62nd

CLOSED JULY 2015 UNTIL Further announcement!!

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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 on Mondays. One of our staff will be there to offer information and support to families. The center will charge $2 per drop-in visit.  If you have any questions call 604-718-6576.

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Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program In Arabic

Please join us for this 6 week parenting program.  This program is designed to meet your needs and interests as parents of young children.  Behaviour, safety, and health are some of the topics for the sessions.  The program is in arabic and is free.  As well, there is free onsite childcare and resources.  Registration in advance is necessary and parents are asked to commit to all 6 sessions.  For information and to register please call 604-325-5213 or email fampla@telus.net

Date: Once weekly on Wednesdays, September 23rd until October 27th 2015

Time: 5:00-7:00PM

Location: South Vancouver Family Place.  7710 Nanaimo Street (61st and Nanaimo)

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Our neighbourhood Opened a Little Free Library!  It is currently located in front of the family place.  Feel free to take a book and put it back when you're finished or to donate books.

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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