In the 1970s, Vancouver was a vibrant city with a strong desire for change. This momentum was embodied by the founders and staff of West Side Family Place, who responded to the needs of mothers who felt lost after having children. This led to the creation of a welcoming, reimagined community space for young families that didn’t impose their beliefs on others, didn’t pass judgment, and felt safe. When parents—particularly mothers—came to Family Place, they discovered that they could speak openly and honestly about parenting and family life in an unexpected yet refreshing way that reflected the changing times.

Were you a parent or resident of Vancouver in the 1970s? We’d love to hear from you.