About Us

Our Story

We know that raising children is a rewarding role. We also know that it can be lonely, frustrating and sometimes bewildering. Located in a cosy house in the heart of the community, West Side Family Place serves as a welcoming meeting place for parents, caregivers and young children.

Our Team

Board of Directors


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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, 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.

What ages are the 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.

Our Funders

City of Vancouver

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

BC Gaming

Ministry of Children and Family Development

Employment and Social Development Canada

Vancouver Foundation

Our Friends

Vancity Kitsilano Branch

Intact Insurance

Spencer Creo Foundation

Dr. Deborah MacNamara

Natasha Kainth, Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre

Christie Mackie

Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

April Enns, Vancouver Public Library - Kitsilano Branch

The Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education

Kits on Broadway Business Improvement Association

Nuba Restaurant - West Broadway

David Richardson