2819 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2       604-738-2819
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Dear West Side Family Place Community,

March marks one full year of living with Covid-19. Although life is very different than it was a year ago some things remain true. Our need for community, connection and love all remains. Staff at family place have been looking for new and creative ways to welcome families to our programs whether they be in person or virtual. We look forward to continuing to meet in small groups in safe settings throughout the spring and summer. All of us at West Side Family Place send our love to you and your family. Stay safe!

Please see Spring Program Schedule for a complete list of our programs and registration details.

Registration will begin on Monday by phone at 9:30am for all sessions that week. Registration will continue throughout the week from 9:30am to noon until all sessions are full. Please call 604-738-2819. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram for regular updates about program availability.

  

Before joining us, please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols.

Welcome to West Side Family Place

What People Are Saying

  • “Helps my two-year-old (too young for preschool) to socialize and make friends.”

  • “A welcoming place to escape the ‘cooped up’ feeling as a stay-at-home mom.”

  • “Provides opportunities for caregiver and baby to get out of the home and become involved in the community.”

  • “The Nobody’s Perfect course has been excellent for me in terms of support and making new friends.”

  • “West Side Family Place is a place to get out of the house and meet people.”

Latest from West Side Family Place

  • Circle of Security

    At times, all parents feel lost or simply unsure 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. Circle of Security Parenting Program can provide help and clarity. Learning objectives: -Understand your child’s emotional […]

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  • Program Updates

    In light of the increasing COVID-19 numbers, West Side Family Place has decided to be proactive and move all of our programs to our outdoor space at 2819 West 11th Avenue. This includes all indoor programs currently scheduled for St. James Community Square. *Big Movement Play *Mama Papa Goose – Toddler *Mama Papa Goose – […]

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  • Big Movement Play Outdoors at Family Place

    *NEW Program* Let’s get active together in our Big Movement Play! Get ready to run, jump, skip, dance and play in this action packed class! In Big Movement Play, we will be focusing on building our physical literacy skills with lots of fun gross motor activities to engage all those growing muscles. Classes will be […]

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  • Mama and Papa Goose for Babies and Toddlers Outdoors at Family Place (up to 18 months)

    *New Program* Mama Papa Goose for Babies and Toddlers (up to 18 months) Introduce your child to active living, learning and connection through movement and singing. This Mama Papa Goose program is designed for active and mobile toddlers. Participate with your baby/ toddler, up to 18 months of age, where your child can move around […]

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  • West Side Family Place COVID-19 Safety Protocols

    Basic Transmission Facts of COVID-19 COVID-19 is a respiratory infection that is spread by droplets. These are small particles that are dispersed when people cough or sneeze.   Transmission of the virus occurs when a person touches a droplet from an infected person and then touches their own face; mouth/eyes/nose. This requires you to be […]

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  • WSFP Singing Time with Eva, Maria & Sue Ellen

    What songs, rhymes and felt stories do you miss from Family Place? Let us know by commenting on our Facebook post what they are and we'll be sure to include them in our future videos!

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  • WSFP Sick Policy

    For the health and safety of our environment and its users, we ask that if you or your child are displaying any of the symptoms shown on the picture, please rest and play at home.

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  • Circle of Security
  • Program Updates
  • Big Movement Play Outdoors at Family Place
  • Mama and Papa Goose for Babies and Toddlers Outdoors at Family Place (up to 18 months)
  • West Side Family Place  COVID-19 Safety Protocols
  • WSFP Singing Time with Eva, Maria & Sue Ellen
  • WSFP Sick Policy

Upcoming Events

Week of Feb 1st
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
February 1, 2021

10:30 am: Mama and Papa Goose at Family Place Outdoors

11:00 am: Circle Time on Zoom

11:00 am: Circle Time Zoom

1:00 pm: Mama and Papa Goose on Zoom

February 2, 2021

10:00 am: Outdoor Play at Family Place

11:00 am: Circle Time Zoom

11:30 am: Outdoor Play at Family Place

1:00 pm: Baby Pop-Up at St. James Community Square

February 3, 2021

9:30 am: Art Packages at Family Place

10:30 am: Mama and Papa Goose at Family Place Outdoors

5:00 pm: Papa's Playground

February 4, 2021

9:30 am: Art Packages at Family Place

10:00 am: Outdoor Play at Family Place

11:00 am: Baby Pop-Up at Nuba on Broadway

February 5, 2021 February 6, 2021 February 7, 2021
  • Get Involved

    We’d love to meet you. Come be a part of our community. Here’s how you can get involved:

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  • Get Involved

    We’d love to meet you. Come be a part of our community. Here’s how you can get involved:

    • Visit Us
    • Become a Member
    • Register for a Program
    • Attend Events
    • Birthday Rentals
    • Toy Lending Library
    • Donate

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  • Get Involved

    We’d love to meet you. Come be a part of our community. Here’s how you can get involved:

    • Visit Us
    • Become a Member
    • Register for a Program
    • Attend Events
    • Birthday Rentals
    • Toy Lending Library
    • Donate

    Learn More

  • Member Benefits

    Become a member and be a part of our community. You receive the following benefits

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  • Member Benefits

    Become a member and be a part of our community. You receive the following benefits

    • Access to our Toy Library
    • Ability to register for exclusive programs
    • Discounts on birthday rentals
    • Opportunity to sit on the board of directors (Included in leadership)
    • Access to DVDs & Books (for adults and children)
    • Receive our e-newsletter
    • We can issue a tax receipt for your membership fees

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  • Member Benefits

    Become a member and be a part of our community. You receive the following benefits

    • Access to our Toy Library
    • Ability to register for exclusive programs
    • Discounts on birthday rentals
    • Opportunity to sit on the board of directors (Included in leadership)
    • Access to DVDs & Books (for adults and children)
    • Receive our e-newsletter
    • We can issue a tax receipt for your membership fees

    Learn More

Homepage- West Side Family Place is opening!

West Side Family Place is Opening!

It won’t look quite the same as before, but WSFP is looking forward to welcoming families back! Here are some highlights of our planned program rollout: 

  • 1 hour Family Drop-in at WSFP starting the week of June 22. Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 am and 11:00 am to noon. Program will be offered outside, rain or shine. Maximum of 5 families per session and pre-registration is required. Membership recommended.
  • Mama Papa Goose – Infant and Parent Drop-in on Wednesdays, 10:30 am to noon. Maximum of 8 families per session and pre-registration is required.
  • Toy Lending Library will be open on Wednesdays from 1 to 2 pm. Membership required – new families can register in person, fee applies.
  • Kits in the Park will run again this summer in partnership with Kits House. Time and location are still being worked out, so please stay tuned.
  • Outdoor family meetups – details TBA.

We are working on our safety protocols and they will be available soon. Physical distancing will be strongly encouraged and anyone with signs of illness will be asked to stay home. As with all city parks and playgrounds, outdoor play equipment will not be sanitized after each use.

Please continue to check back in the coming days for more updates. We are so excited to be able to see you again!

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