Get Involved


West Side Family Place is a Registered Canadian Charity that generates the majority of its revenue through community-wide fundraising events.

Every dollar raised has the potential to make a big difference to the lives of local families now and in the future. 

West Side Family Place’s Funding Breakdown
The funding we receive from the Provincial and Municipal government covers slightly more than half the cost of our Play and Learn Family Drop-in and Parent Education Programs.

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Here’s how you can help:

Annual Gala

Attend, sponsor, donate or buy an auction item at our annual gala!

Held in the fall of each year, this event is a magical night of fun and entertainment featuring music, dancing, refreshments and auctions sponsored by local businesses and supporters.

50th Anniversary Celebration

In 2023, we celebrate 50 years since West Side Family Place was founded.

Watch this space for a year of fundraising and entertainment!

Donations from Organizations

We are extremely grateful for the support that comes from our corporate and faith group donors. You can help us by:

  • Donating essential resources such as cleaning products, craft supplies, tools, electrical items or small-scale facilities.
  • Volunteer alongside your colleagues and help us maintain and improve the premises, or volunteer at a fundraising event.
  • Make a donation to support a new or existing program or workshop.

Please contact Diane Elliott-Buckley for more information.

Direct Donation to West Side Family Place

We welcome donations to support us in continuing our efforts and expanding our services.

There are a number of ways to donate. Learn more here.

We provide tax receipts for donations.