About Us

FAQ

What are your hours of operation?

Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 9 am – 12 pm. Please refer to our program schedule for program hours. We are closed the last Friday of each month.

In addition to family drop-in sessions, we offer parent and caregiver courses and workshops.

Please subscribe to our email list to receive regular updates on program dates and times.

How do I register for programs?
Is West Side 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. Come along to WSFP to make new friends, gain a sense of community, and receive ongoing assistance to help you raise happy, healthy children.

How old are 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 the average age is around 6 months to 3 years.

What activities can children do at West Side 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.

Do I still have to buy membership if I pay the drop-in fee at each visit? Do I still have to pay the 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 $3 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 West Side Family Place programs?

In addition to membership/drop-in fee revenues, we receive funding from the Province of British Columbia, as well as donations from individual and business donors. We also host various fundraisers throughout the year.
Learn more here.

Do you take clothing donations?

Please speak with a staff member at your next visit, email us at info@westsidefamilyplace.com or call us at 604-738-2819.

Do you take toy donations?

Please speak with a staff member at your next visit, email us at info@westsidefamilyplace.com 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.

How do I subscribe to the West Side Family Place email list?

Click here to subscribe to our email list and receive periodical updates from WSFP on our programs, open hours, special events, surveys and notice of our AGM.

Are you affiliated with the other Family Places around Vancouver?

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 as not-for profit organizations 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 membership can only be used at the Family Place where you are registered as a member.

How can I volunteer or give back to West Side Family Place?

Please visit our volunteering and donate page.