As of Friday, November 20th, New Westminster Family Place has decided to postpone reopening our in-person programming until the New Year. Our number one goal is keeping our families safe, and with the latest province-wide COVID-19 restrictions, we believe it is the best and most responsible decision. We will still be active in our community, offering support and resources – plus we are planning some super fun activities and surprises! However, as per the public health order, we won’t be gathering in-person.
We thank you for your patience at this time, and we can’t wait to continue working with all the amazing families that make New West Family Place the wonderful community that it is.
New West Family Place ❤️
Self Care Support Circle
Join facilitator, Michelle Falcone for a series of 4 mindfulness workshops. The same soothing self-care techniques aren’t working anymore and you’re still feeling stuck and defeated and depleted. We need to build our support network to help us learn some new ways of coping and getting the supports you need. You’re here because you’re ready to be the parent you WANT to be with some guidance, some support, some tools and your circle of support. Pre-registration for this parent mindfulness and self care support circle is required and a commitment to attending all four sessions. Tuesdays 8:00 – 9:00 pm virtually on Zoom. March 16 / March 23 / March 30 / April 6 Register at https://selfcaresupportcircle.eventbrite.ca
Virtual Playdates with Olga and Heba
We sure miss seeing the faces of our families in person! Although we cannot gather in person yet, we are offering the next best thing; a chance for your and your child(ren) 0-5yrs to connect with our Early Childhood Educators! Register for your very own, personalized playdate in this Pilot Project from New West Family Place! Times are kept short to suit a small child’s attention span. This fun and engaging time may include anything from stories and songs to crafts and games. Register at https://virtualplaydate.eventbrite.ca
“Nobody’s Perfect” parenting program
Nobody’s Perfect parenting group runs Thursdays on ZOOM with our ECE and Family Support Workers. Registration is required and a commitment to six weeks is average. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested in joining our next group! You can also find more information about the program here https://nobodysperfect.ca/home/
Fairy Houses in Queens Park
Take a look in Queens Park for Olga’s magical Fairy House creations! New houses will be posted every Friday on our social media pages, so be sure to check back often for new ones to hunt for! Find all the fairy houses behind the picnic shelters where our drop ins were held. Best accessed from the parking lot at 4th ave and 1st street. Please leave it where it is so that other’s can enjoy it also.
Morning Meetups on ZOOM
Our Family Support Workers are hosting an online meetup for parents with children 0-5yrs! Connect with other parents and discuss all things children and parenting; come as you are and be seen, heard and loved. Email for more information on how to drop in!
Mondays 10am (Spanish) on ZOOM Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 10am (English) on ZOOM Contact: email@example.com
Family Fun Feature
Every weekend, we will be posting a Family Fun Feature on our socials. A Family Fun Feature will be post with a super fun activity – from a craft, to a game, to a science experiment! Created by our Early Childhood educators, they have all been made to be a source of fun, creativity, and growth for our families and their children
Toy Lending Library
Are you looking for new toys? Our Toy Lending Library is now open for our families! We have a big selection of (sanitized) puzzles, pretend-play, and tons of other toys for children of all ages. Sign up for our Toy Lending Library today to borrow toys! To browse, CLICK HERE
What is New West Family Place? We offer drop in programs, workshops and parenting groups for all families to find support, strengthen their relationships with their children and their family members, enhance how they feel about their parenting, and build community connection and belonging. We are here so that families in New West can be empowered to THRIVE!
Who is New West Family Place for? Our programs are for families with children 0-6 years including grandparents, caregivers, extended and chosen family. We support and embrace families of every gender, background or socioeconomic status and we offer programs all around New West – across the community – touching every neighborhood – and at consistent times.
Who works at New West Family Place? Our team of child development and family support experts provide services and supports in multiple languages and work with families to ensure they connected to the services and supports they need when they need them.