We’re delighted to announce that 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of West Side Family Place!
To celebrate this monumental occasion, we’ve interviewed the people who have made this organization what it is today. Join us on social media throughout 2023 to hear the story of West Side Family Place – the people, the places, the challenges and triumphs!
We’ll share 50 profiles over 50 weeks, spanning the decades and paying tribute to the WSFP legacy passed on from generation to generation and mirrored across Canada.
West Side Family PlaceA unique family resource program dedicated to supporting young families and caregivers
We provide a welcoming, inclusive environment that supports and strengthens families and builds community. Join us for children’s activities, parenting programs, one-on-one support, or just relax for a while knowing that your child is in a safe and friendly place.
Play & Learn
Encourage healthy child development while having fun through movement, singing, stories and social interaction.
Join our practical educational programs aimed at empowering and supporting parents and caregivers.
1:1 Parenting Support
Take some time for yourself and discuss your parenting or child concerns with our friendly and helpful staff.
What’s Happening This Week
It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. On Vancouver’s west side, we are that village. Since 1973, West Side Family Place has provided a welcoming place for parents, caregivers and children in the community to meet, learn, and grow together.
year that WSFP was founded
families a day came to WSFP Drop-In in 2019
hours of parent education & family programming
Introduction to the 90’s
Our 50th-anniversary story now enters the 1990s - a decade that is very much on trend at the moment! It was a time of great...
Formation of Family Resource Programs of BC
After West Side Family Place was created in 1973, many Family Place programs emerged across the Lower Mainland during the 1970s and 1980s. Many of them banded together to develop a provincial voice to better help young families and the wider community. We're proud to...
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2819 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2
Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 12 PM