South Vancouver Family Place

Our mission is to support families with young children in building healthy relationships and community networks, by providing services and programs in a welcoming, nurturing and respectful environment.

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“The programs made my family more aware of child development and building strong relationships.”

“My kids enjoy meeting different children and enjoy meeting new people as well.”

“I have learned to socialize with other ethnic groups, learn their culture, language and how they care for their children.”

“Family programs made a big difference for me and my children.”

“Family place programs have given my child an opportunity to interact with children her age and expand her motor skills and language skills.”

“South Vancouver Family Place is a great place for my kids to learn and make friends.”

Upcoming Events

Watch for the Upcoming June 26, 2016 Charity Run!

Last year was so much fun that we decided to do the Scotiabank Charity Run.walk again this year!

If you would like to support us, you can go directly to the Scotiabank Charity Run site:

Remember that every dollar we raise goes directly to programming for South Vancouver Family Place Society.


If you want to join the team, take part in the event,and raise money for us yourself, here's how:

When you sign up to participate in the event:

1. Use this link and sign up using the box "with fundraising" for South Vancouver Family Place Society:!/events/scotiabank-vancouver-half-marathon-2016

2.  They will ask if you have a charity code, say "yes"

3.  Furtherdown the form, it will ask for the "Charity Code". That is  16SVFPS  It's critical that you use that code because it will ensure that you get the "fundraiser's entry" rate and it will automatically issue tax receipts to your sponsors from SVFP.

4. Be sure that after you register for the event, that you join our team (joining the event alone does not mean that you're on the SVFPS team)

5.  You will receive a confirmation email once you're registered. It will include a link to your page. That's the link that you will use to direct people to your page.

6. Now you can start asking for donations...

Thank you so much!

For more information or if you need any help, contact Syd be email

Your donation tax receipt will be emailed automatically.

Thank you again for your support!


Parent/Child Interactive Drop-In Program

Open to parents and caregivers with children birth to 5 years old, our drop in program offers a friendly, welcoming environment for children to play as well as family support.  Activities include story time, arts and crafts, dramatic play, outdoor play, a sandbox, toddler gym, and indoor toys.  As well, lunch is offered on Fridays at the cost of $2 dollars. 

Location:  South Vancouver Family place, 7710 Nanaimo Street (61st Avenue and Nanaimo).

Cost: $1 dollar per visit.

Time: Tuesday and Thursday 9:00AM-12:00 noon.  Wednesday and Friday 9:00AM-3:00PM.  The drop in program is closed on Mondays. 


Life As A Parent (LAAP)

LAAP is a no cost parent support program for parents with young children.  Develop your relationship with your child and understand yourself better while sharing your skills and learning from others.

Participants must register and commit to the 8 week program.

Date:  Starts April 11 to June 6, 2016

Day:  once a week on Mondays for 8 weeks.

Time: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: No cost for course, and childcare is $1 per visit

Location:  South Vancouver Family place, 7710 Nanaimo Street (61st Avenue and Nanaimo).

Register:  604 325 5213, or email: (information needed - participant's name , phone number, name and ages  of children)


Fraserlands's Family Drop-In at the River District

For families living in the Fraser Lands community.  Drop-in fee is $1 dollar per family.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting September 10th 2015 from 10:00AM to 12:30PM.

River District Centre, 8683 Kerr Street.


Gordon Neufeld Video Workshops

A variety of workshops based on the work of Gordon Neufeld.  Dates to be determined.  For information please email


 Trudeau Programs

Programs resume in April 2016 TBA!!

Open to parents/caregivers/grandparents with children birth to 5 years old.  Activities include arts and crafts, free play, outdoor play, story time, painting, cultural celebrations and nutrition programs

Trudeau Elementary School, 449 East 62nd


Champlain Community Centre Partnership:

The Community center will be offering a family drop-in program starting Jan 12, 2015 from 9:15-11:15 a.m on Mondays. One of our staff will be there to offer information and support to families. The center will charge $2 per drop-in visit.  If you have any questions call 604-718-6576.


Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program

Please join us for this 6 week parenting program.  This program is designed to meet your needs and interests as parents of young children aged 0 to 5.

There is free onsite childcare.

Registration in advance is necessary and parents are asked to commit to all 6 sessions. 

For information and to register please call 604-325-5213 or email:

Couples and Dads and welcome.

Date: Once weekly on Wednesdays, starts February 15, 2016 

          to March 21, 2016

Time: 6:00 to 8:00PM

Location: South Vancouver Family Place.  7710 Nanaimo Street (61st and Nanaimo)


Our neighbourhood Opened a Little Free Library!  It is currently located in front of the family place.  Feel free to take a book and put it back when you're finished or to donate books.