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

Programs for Parents

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Nobody’s Perfect
Circle of Security
Making Sense of Anxiety
Making Sense of Sensitive Kids

Nobody’s Perfect

This program provides parents a supportive and relaxed place to meet others with children birth to 5, and with whom they share interests and concerns. Participants design their own agenda and through staff facilitated discussion, assistance, mutual support, encouragement and acceptance, parents can experience transformative growth with a goal to parenting with raised confidence. Childminding provided.

Dates: 6 Thursdays, February 16th to March 23rd
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: Free
Facilitators: Eva Svensson and Katherine Darwent

Please note that program registration for the spring programs will begin on January 3rd 2017 at 9:30 am. WSFP membership is required. Payment must be made at time of registration. Two weeks cancellation required for a refund. For more information on our programs, please call 604.738.2819 or email wsfp_programs@telus.net.


Circle of Security

At times all parents feel lost or clueless about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting® program can help.

Learning Objectives of the Training:
  • Understand your child’s emotional world
  • Learn to read your child’s emotional needs
  • Support your child to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance your child’s self-esteem

Dates: 7 Tuesdays, April 18th to May 30th
Time: 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm | Cost: $30 per person or $45 per couple
Facilitators: Eva Svensson & Brenda Waughn

*For more information, visit: http://circleofsecurity.net/

Targeted age range: infants to 6 years of age *Child minding provided


Making Sense of Anxiety

As many as 20% of children quality for an anxiety disorder diagnosis, making it the most common mental health issue. Anxiety can take many forms including obsessions, compulsions, phobias as well as other perplexing behaviours. We cannot treat something we do not understand, so making sense of anxiety is fundamental in making headway. This presentation will bring a fresh and promising perspective to one of our most troubling human problems. Childminding Included.

Dates: Thursday, October 6th
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: $20
Facilitator: Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Please note that program registration for the fall programs will begin on Thursday, September 1st, 2016 at 9:30 am. Payment must be made at time of registration. Two weeks cancellation required for a refund. For more information on our programs, please call 604.738.2819 or email wsfp_programs@telus.net.


Making Sense of Sensitive Kids

Some children seem to be more intense and sensitive in their response to sensory stimuli in their surroundings. We can all feel overwhelmed at times but for some sensitive kids it can get very stressful, evoking strong emotions they don’t know how to make sense of. In order to help sensitive children live in their world we need to start by making sense of them and appreciating things through their eyes. There is much parents and teachers can do to help sensitive children find rest so that they can play and grow. Childminding Provided.

Please note that program registration for the fall programs will begin on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 9:30 am. Payment must be made at time of registration. Two weeks cancellation required for a refund. For more information on our programs, please call 604.738.2819 or email wsfp_programs@telus.net.

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  • 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)

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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)

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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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  • Father’s Day Potluck Frozen Treat
  • Scotiabank Charity Challenge
  • Canada Day Celebration
  • New Website Launch
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