- North Shore
- Ridge Meadows
Our free workshops and groups are open to the public and provide opportunities to learn various parenting skills and connect with other parents and families. We offer virtual and in-person events.
February 23 @ 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Winter Happenings! INTERGENERATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE WITH ELDER MARIA REED Join us on Fridays with your…View
Read about what’s new and upcoming at Westcoast Family Centres – including parenting tips, upcoming workshops, and more.
January 25, 2024
Parenting is not easy, and it can be particularly daunting for young parents who often have lower income, less knowledge of the system and supports available to them, and less stability overall – particularly while our community is facing inflation…View
January 25, 2024
The holiday season can be a stressful and difficult time for many of our families, not only because of the pressure of gift giving and entertaining, but also because it can remind folks of lost loved ones or painful memories….View
September 1, 2023
After two years of thoughtful collaboration and deliberation, Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFC) and Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre (WCCRC) have forged a valued alliance and kinship and have recognized the profound impact of uniting both organizations. The organizations have worked…View
Life is not easy, if we can bring some comfort and hope to people, giving them our hands when they need them, and if we can make other people’s lives easier, then it’s a beautiful thing to do, Westcoast has been doing all these beautiful things to support and help families!
WFC encourages staff to have work/life balance by checking in regularly and encouraging us to use our vacation time and take care of our own mental health.
What I love about Westcoast is the team I work with and the managers we have. I love how the managers are able to highlight and empower me and my work with strength-based approach.
We appreciate the hampers because it helped us so much. Since living in Canada, we’ve never received such generous Christmas gifts and gift cards for food. The children so excited and almost couldn’t wait until Christmas Eve to open their gifts. Mom is shopping to make Christmas dinner using the gift cards given to her from the hampers. A big thank you to the sponsor!
For a few years we didn’t buy any new clothes until we received the Christmas Hampers. Thank you for the new clothing and all the Christmas’s gifts for my family.
It’s more than just a bike. My son and I would like to thank you & express our sincere gratitude for your generous support and gift card. Your donation made it possible for my 7 year old son to safely ride a new bike which boosted his confidence since his had no brakes on his old one. Because of this gift card, my son and I spent some one on one valuable time together, his safety was prioritized. Your generosity is what helps children in care strengthen their families so they can stay together, thrive, and look forward to future engagements. Thank you for helping our family when we had no other means to provide.
Single Mom, Westcoast Family Centres
Healthy babies has been there for me through the thick and thin. When I became closer to 30 weeks I was given so many tips and resources which helped me calm down about giving birth. Healthy babies amazed me with how they handled my early delivery and how they were able to help me find resources to help in the NICU. I highly recommend this group to anyone who is struggling with anxiety, depression, issues with their pregnancy, or just in general need support.
Healthy Babies Parent
Healthy Babies helped me be present for my kids, even at the hardest times. They provided a safe space where I could talk about my parenting journey and build friendships with other moms. They also shared lots about self-care and ways of making nutritious food on a budget. It all made a huge difference on my mental health and enabled me to be the best mom I could be.
Healthy Babies Parent
Coming to Westcoast and meeting the amazing people there really turned things around for me and my family.
Developing confidence, social skills, making friends, and having fun!
WFC Parenting Program Participant