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

CASCADES Supports South Vancouver Family Place

We had a wonderful surprise this summer when we were approached by Cascades Containerboard Packaging company.  They wanted to make a donation to our little non- profit as well as have their staff volunteer for a weekend and give our place a makeover. 

The last weekend of August Cascades staff came out to start the process.  A new community garden was built to better serve the many families who participate in Family Place programs.  Trees were trimmed, flower beds cleaned, and decks and ramps were painted.  In addition the donation from Cascades was used to buy a new shed for the preschool toys, outdoor play equipment, kitchen appliances, gardening equipment and the list goes on.

So how did we get chosen by Cascades?  One of Cascades employees had been a participant at Family place with his wife and young children. He saw the value of the work we did and the impact on his family.   He put our name forward to the company, a visit was made and the rest is history.

This contribution made a major impact on our agency.  We struggle to find funding to operate our programs much less find additional resources for gardening and enhancing our outdoor spaces.   In addition we used a small part of the donation to hire staff to develop a community kitchen program for local families.  

Thank you Cascades!


We Have A New Playground At The Preschool! Thank you City of Vancouver and Government of BC! 

Growing Eden

Growing Eden has been a resounding success.  Children and families have been engaging in activities involving nature such as making ephemeral art, making paintings with beet paint, harvesting food, and learning about fruits, vegetables, and our environment.


 June 26, 2016 Charity Run was a Success!

We raised over $8,000 with over 24 members on our team! We will use the money to support offsite programs, new materials for Kids Care and Family Place and update some office equipment.  We will do the walk/run next June so mark your calendars now !!

        Thank you again for your support!





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 typically offered on the last Friday of every month 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. 


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.

Participants must register and commit to the 8 week program.

Date:  TBA

Day:  once a week 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: (information needed - participant's name , phone number, name and ages  of children)


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 6th 2016 from 10:00AM to 12:30PM.

River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street.


Gordon Neufeld Video Workshops

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


 Trudeau Programs

Programs  TBA!!

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


Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program (Chinese)

Please join us for this 6 week parenting program.  This program is designed to meet your needs and interests as parents of young children aged 0 to 5.

There is free onsite childcare.

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:

Grandparents are welcome. Registration is now full.

Date: Thursday Oct 27 to Dec 1, 2016  at 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.

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


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.