2819 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2       604-738-2819

FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

We are open for Family drop-in Monday to Fridays 9:30-12:00pm, and an afternoon drop in on Wednesday, 1:00pm-4:30pm. We are closed the last Friday of each month.

In addition to Family drop-in, we offer parent and caregiver courses and workshops. Please refer to our seasonal newsletter for program dates and times.

Is family place open to anybody?

YES. We are open to all families with children between birth and 5 years old. We are a resource centre dedicated to supporting families with young children to meet new friends, gain a sense of community, and receive ongoing assistance that helps families raise happy, healthy children.

What ages are the children who come to your drop-in?

WSFP welcomes all families with children between birth and 5 years; however, as children grow older, they begin attending daycares so average age is about 6 months to 3 years.

Do I still have to buy membership if I pay for drop-in each visit? Do I still have to pay drop-in fee if I buy the yearly membership?

Yes, membership is required in addition to the drop-in fee. Membership fee and drop-in fee revenue helps cover the cost of WSFP programs and services.

Is the drop-in fee per child or per family?

The drop-in fee is $2 per family per session.

Do I need to be a member to use the toy lending library?

Yes, having a membership provides you access to the toy lending library.

Who funds the programs?

In addition to membership/drop-in fee revenues, we receive funding from Province of British Columbia, donations from individual and business donors, and host various fundraisers throughout the year.

Do you take clothing donations?

We have clothing exchange boxes where you can drop them off and take some if needed. We take clothing that is suitable for the infant to toddler age group.

Do you take toy donations?

Please speak with a staff member at your next visit, email us at wsfp_info@telus.net or call us at 604-738-2819.

Are you a daycare?

We are not a daycare. West Side Family Place is a resource centre dedicated to supporting families with young children. It is a place to meet new friends, gain a sense of community, and receive ongoing assistance that helps families raise happy, healthy children.

Are you affiliated with the other family places?

We operate independently but we do have a partnership with the Eastside Family Place, Marpole Oakridge Family Place, Mount Pleasant Family Centre, and the South Vancouver Family Place. We are registered not-for profit organisations providing easy to access daily drop-in playroom and parenting programs in welcoming and supportive spaces.

Can I use my membership from the other family places?

The membership can only be used at the family place where you are registered as a member.

What activities can children do in the family place?

We have a well-equipped space with divided areas to accommodate varying types of play and learning. We offer art and sensory based activities, pretend play with house and dress-up.

How can I volunteer or give back?

Please visit our volunteering and donate page.

Latest from West Side Family Place

  • WSFP 2020 Annual General Meeting

    Hi WSFP Members, Please join us for our 2020 Annual General Meeting on Monday, June 25th at 7:30 to 9:00pm on Zoom. Special Guest, Dr. Deborah MacNamara will be speaking about Emotional Health and Well-Being in Kids.

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  • Mama Papa Goose Online

    Something new for our Tuesday mornings! Mama Papa Goose, Preschool edition! Join us for this group session where we can connect more closely with children and their families through songs, stories and movement.

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    What songs, rhymes and felt stories do you miss from Family Place? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook post what they are and we'll be sure to include them in our future videos!

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  • “Staying Sane at Home with Kids” Webinar

    For our families who were not able to join the webinar with Dr. Deborah MacNamara and Eva on "Staying Sane at Home with Kids": for parents of young children in the time of COVID-19, the recording is now available!

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  • Virtual Programs from West Side Family Place

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  • Chat with Eva

    Just because we are physically isolated doesn’t mean we have to be socially isolated. If you want to connect and talk about how things are going, share your concerns, or just to have a chat, please call Eva. She would love for you to reach out.

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  • WSFP Statement on Covid-19

    We will be suspending all programs from 12 PM, March 16, and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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  • WSFP Sick Policy

    For the health and safety of our environment and its users, we ask that if you or your child are displaying any of the symptoms shown on the picture, please rest and play at home.

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  • WSFP 2020 Annual General Meeting
  • Mama Papa Goose Online
  • WSFP Singing Time with Eva, Maria & Sue Ellen
  • “Staying Sane at Home with Kids” Webinar
  • Virtual Programs from West Side Family Place
  • Chat with Eva
  • WSFP Statement on Covid-19
  • WSFP Sick Policy
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