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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.

A LETTER FROM OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR

Dear friends, 

My name is Jen and I am chair of the board of directors for New West Family Place. I wanted to reach out to say thank you to all of the families with littles that have been a part of our programming and coping during this very, very hard time. Being able to serve the families of New West during this time has been so important to our whole team.  

We have had the chance to do a survey and get feedback from our families and we are grateful to the more than 30 of you who filled out the survey and it is no surprise to us that the #1 thing families want and need right now is face-to-face programming. We are all exhausted by doing everything virtual and we get it. The board and staff are making the best decisions possible for the families, the children and our team in this wildly changing landscape. We are listening and responding to the recommendations from Dr Bonnie Henry and are ready to pivot every second and right now we cannot gather with people outside our households.   

In response to that huge need from families we want to try something new. Coming in March you can register online for a zoom PLAYDATE with Olga or Heba. You can sing, share stories, puppets and play games for a 15-minute playdate with our Early Childhood Educators, Olga and Heba.  We will also have two FREE activity kits coming out in March, and a new programs and ideas to share with you.  

See the details of our current programming below and find up to date information on our social media. If you have questions, you can call 604-520-3666 or email us info@nwfamily.bc.ca. We also respond to DMs via Facebook and Instagram.  

The latest information and advice on COVID-19 in multiple languages is available through the BC Centre for Disease Control

Be kind and stay safe!   New West Family Place ❤️