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 a Kind of Magic

    You’re Invited!
    Our annual fundraiser is coming up on October 5, 2017 at 7pm.

    This event promises to be a really fun night of entertainment and will feature world class hypnotist and comedian Randy Charach; the fabulous up-and-coming Trevor Whitridge Quartet, and Master of Ceremonies and well-known Vancouver actor David Lewis.

    All proceeds will go to support West Side Family Place.
    Tickets are $50 and are available at WSFP or on Eventbrite

    READ MORE

  • Halloween Drop-In

    Come dressed in your Halloween costumes to our Halloween Drop-In and walk through our mini pumpkin patch.

    READ MORE

  • Family Place Week Potluck Lunch

    To celebrate Family Place Day and Thanksgiving, we are having a potluck lunch after our Drop-In. Please join us by bringing a dish to share with everyone.

    READ MORE

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Come join us for breakfast and tell Santa your wish list.

    READ MORE

  • Happy Birthday, Canada!

    We had a wonderful early Canada Day celebration on June 29!

    With festive decorations up, fun games and activities on the tables, delicious food flowing in, and the sun shining brightly, we were ready to celebrate Canada with our WSFP community! Check out the highlights of the day!

    READ MORE

  • With Many Thanks!

    We wish to say a huge THANK YOU to the wonderful folks of Edelman Vancouver during their Little Give initiative earlier this month! A group of 14 individuals worked enthusiastically and eagerly and helped cleaned and freshened up our living room, dining room, and our yard! We would also like to THANK 505-Junk for taking a huge load of all of our well used toys and other waste accumulated from the clean-up days!

    READ MORE

  • 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!

    READ MORE

  • 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.

    READ MORE

  • It’s a Kind of Magic
  • Halloween Drop-In
  • Family Place Week Potluck Lunch
  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Happy Birthday, Canada!
  • With Many Thanks!
  • Scotiabank Charity Challenge
  • Fiesta Del Sol
Become a Member

Become a Member

Learn the benefits of becoming a member. Sign up today!

Register

Latest News

Latest News

Keep up with our latest news, upcoming events and more from West Side Family Place.

News

Newsletter Sign up

Newsletter Sign up

Sign up for our e-newletter to keep up to date on what’s happening at West Side Family Place.

Sign Up

Donate Now

Donate Now

Help support our community by submitting your donations.

Donate

Our Funders