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,  we have two afternoon sessions on Tuesday, 1:00pm-3:30pm and 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 memberships 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

  • It’s Survey Time!

    Please participate in our annual survey. Information collected will be used to measure the impact of our programs and to communicate with our funders. The data collected also helps us develop programs that will meet the needs of our members.

    Survey is available on your next visit and is also available online – Read more for link and information!

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  • WSFP Annual General Meeting

    West Side Family Place Current Members! Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on Monday June 19, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at West Side Family Place (2819, W. 11th Ave. Vancouver, BC, V6K 2M2).

    Light dinner will be served followed by a special presentation by Dr. Deborah MacNamara on Food and Relationship.

    *Childminding is provided*

    Please register by speaking with a staff member or call 604-738-2819.

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  • Father’s Day Potluck Frozen Treat

    Come celebrate Father’s Day with us on June 16! Join us for some activities and treats in honour of our wonderful dads. Please bring healthy toppings as we will be providing ice cream! Hope to see you then!

    Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (*Treats will be served at 11:30 am)

    Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates on more upcoming events.

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  • Scotiabank Charity Challenge

    On June 25, West Side Family Staff and Families will be running and walking the Scotiabank Charity Challenge – Half-Marathon and 5K run. Cheer on and support your WSFP Team by making a donation to the cause! Fundraising proceeds help to pay for programs and art supplies, books, and building maintenance. Read on for more information!

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  • Canada Day Celebration

    Come celebrate Canada’s birthday with us on Thursday, June 29! We will have fun outdoor games and activities, arts and crafts, and a potluck picnic in the comforts of our yard! Please bring a dish to share (nothing with nuts, please).

    Time: 9:30 am to 12:00 pm (*Potluck Lunch start at 11:30 am)

    Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates on more upcoming events.

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  • New Website Launch

    West Side Family Place is a fun, safe environment where children, parents, and caregivers can gather. We offer a variety of programs for both children and adults. In addition to our programs we host birthdays, provide family resources, and have a library with toys, DVDs, and books. Come join the fun!

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  • Fiesta Del Sol

    Be apart of the Fiesta Del Sol festivities. This is one event you don’t want to miss! Join us Friday, August 4th at 9:30 am. Sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates on more upcoming events.

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  • It’s Survey Time!
  • WSFP Annual General Meeting
  • Father’s Day Potluck Frozen Treat
  • Scotiabank Charity Challenge
  • Canada Day Celebration
  • New Website Launch
  • Fiesta Del Sol
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