WFC Annual General Meeting Update
July 7, 2017

Westcoast Family Centres held their 33rd Annual General Meeting on June 28th 2017. The meeting was well attended by community partners and WFC staff. Our Keynote speaker was Adrienne Montani, from First Call BC Child and Youth Coalition. Her presentation was well received and touched on the ongoing work of First Call as well as the change in BC government. We are pleased to announce the release of our 2016-2017 Annual Report. Westcoast Family Centres Society began providing services in 1984 with a dedicated group of 10 staff and 9 board members. Now with over 100 employees, dedicated volunteers, we move into 2017-2018 continuing to keep children at the center of our work, creating a positive impact for children, families and communities.

Click Annual Report 2016 - 2017 here.

HiNeighbour Launch
July 1, 2017

In celebration of #Canada150 United Way’s Avenue of Change commenced a #HiNeighbour campaign of 150 days of growing neighborhood connections in Coquitlam River. This is a chance for neighbours, business, and community groups to lead, attend, and engage in mini-projects in your neighbourhood.

3 ways to participate:

1.   Lead a mini project, event, or activity in your neighbourhood

2.   Attend events held by your neighbours, local business, and community groups

3.   Engage on social media using the Hashtags: #HiNeighbour and #Canada150

Stay connected with on upcoming events through our Twitter (@AvesCoqRiv), Facebook (@UWAOCCoqRiver), Instagram (@AvesCoqRiv), and website (


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Vancity and WFC
June 1, 2017

Vancity (Fraser Street Community Branch) and Westcoast Family Centres are working together to brighten the day of kids in the Lower Mainland. 8 Vancity branches will be hosting a toy drive to bring in new and slightly used toys and books to benefit families in our community. The following Vancity branches are participating in this initiative:  

Branch 1 – Terminal Ave

Branch 3 – Hastings and Kamloops

Branch 7 – Fraser Street Community Branch

Branch 9 – Main street

Branch 10 – Hornby and Pender street

Branch 12 – Commercial Drive

Branch 28 – Chinatown branch

Branch 41 – Cambie and 41st


Visit the Vancity Website here:

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May 12, 2017

United Way Avenues of Change - Coquitlam River is inviting all residents and local businesses in the Coquitlam River neighbourhood to come together and plan a community campaign #HiNeighbour. This campaign is focused on growing community connections. Residents and local businesses have the opportunity to lead mini-projects in their homes, neighbourhoods, businesses, and through their social networks. The #HiNeighbour initiative invites residents and local businesses to take on small acts of engagement.

Come attend on the upcoming #HiNeighbour Planning Tables: May 17 or 30, 2017.

Space is limited. Free dinner and Free child mining available.

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