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
Family Place Model Expands
Once West Side Family Place was established, word spread, and many parents travelled across Vancouver to this new kind of facility for young families. Enjoying the experience, it wasn't long before parents took the idea back to their own neighbourhoods. In Vancouver...
Toy Lending Library
In the early days of Family Place, a toy lending library was introduced, and it remains popular! We owe the continued success of the toy library network in BC to the work and dedication of Val Fronczek who sadly passed in 2013. Val had a long and distinguished...
This week, we remember Dr. Alan Cashmore, a child and family psychiatrist and early...
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2819 West 11th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 2M2
Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 12 PM