First West Foundation - Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants
September 5, 2017

The First West Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Envision Financial Community Endowment Grants. Westcoast Family Centres Society was granted funds to support training for professionals serving front line clients within the communities of Maple Ridge and Tri-Cities. While all of us do outstanding work in our respective areas of social services, it is rare to receive training that focuses on the well-being of the service provider. WFC will be hosting a dynamic and interactive training where up to 60 of our collaborative partners in these two communities will have a chance to look closely at their own personal wellness, linking this education and self-awareness to strengthening their individual resolve, their team dynamics and their community practice. Ultimately, these workshops are preventative in nature, looking to minimize staff leaves, burnout, and vicarious trauma in the helping professions. This project fully supports the strengthening of the social service sector through addressing internal learning needs and thus addressing the growth of our organizations. WFC was recognized for receiving this award in Tri-City News and a full list of recipients can be found on their website click here. 

WFC - Vancity Toy Drive
August 11, 2017

A big thank you to the 8 Vancity locations who participated in a summer Toy-Drive. We received a tremendous amount of toys and support from the community. Together we have brighten the day of kids in the Lower Mainland, Thank you!

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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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