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.
FALL 2013 News Flash
The Five Family Places has been busy this past month raising the profile of our organizations.
We are very pleased that the City of Vancouver formally proclaimed October 9th as "Family Place Day". This was all part of the National Family Week celebrations. Each of the 5 Family Places had a special event the second week of October to celebrate our new proclamation and National Family Week. This year's theme was "Strong Families, Strong Communities", which is the core component of the work we all do.
On another note, we are busy with our renovations at our main location on Nanaimo Street. Yes, we open thoughout the renovations! The City of Vancouver is replacing the exterior of our building as part of their ongoing plans to ensure all their city buildings are up to code. Kidscare preschool was also upgraded and it looks great!
Our latest addition to our offsite family place programs is at Tecumseh Elementary school on 41st Avenue and Victoria Drive. The school or the vicinity has no early years programming so we were very pleased when Tecumseh offered a space for us. United Way Success by Six as well as the Vancouver Sun Raise a Reader will fund this pilot program.
The Fraserlands Family Drop-in located in the River District Centre on Kerr Street continues to be our busiest and biggest family drop-in with up to 150 families using this 2 day a week program. We were fortunate also to be able to provide a Nobodys Perfect parenting program last two months.
Currently running programs:
Sept 24th - Back to Basics at 12:45 to 2:45 p.m.
(Family Place main (until Oct 29th- six sessions)
Trudeau Family Drop-In,
Regular program starts Sept 17th. ends Dec and
restarts Jan 2014 until March 2014.
Sept 25 - Dec 17th at 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. - Wonder of Learning Program at Trudeau
(second session TBA)
Sept 24 at 1:00 to 2:45 - Wonder of Learning Program at
Moberly Elem. School. It runs until Dec 17th,
second session starts Jan 21- Apr 15th. There will be no
program every second Tuesday for staff meetings.
New Site at Tecumseh Elementary School!
Oct 4 - Dec 13th at 1 - 2:45 p.m. Wonder of Learning program at Tecumseh , Jan 15 - Apr 16,2014- second session
Oct 4 - Dec 20th - PIRS will run a Friday morning program at Tecumseh from 9:15 to 11:15 . No programs of Pro-D Days
Nov 18th - Dec 2nd - 9:30 to 11:30 Making Sense of Discipline program at Family Place main.
Stay tuned for updates on new programming and our renovations.