About Us

Westcoast Family Centres Society (Westcoast) is a people-focused organization delivering programs and services that are oriented around the well-being of children, youth, and families. We are best known for our work offering parenting education programs and family-centered services for vulnerable families within the Lower Mainland, as well as our newly integrated Child Care Resource Centre.

Our services are culturally competent, outcome-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. Our 40 years of experience includes working with children with protection and safety concerns, children and families experiencing trauma, as well as children and youth who present physical, cognitive, social, and emotional challenges. We also share a variety of resources for early child care educators, parents, and children through our Child Care Resource Centre and Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL).

Mission

We strengthen relationships between children and families and between families and their communities.

Vision

All families reach their full potential.

Our Values

Dignity

We care about people. We we meet families, youth, children, and other professionals where they’re at, and we treat all people with respect, compassion, and with open hearts.

Collaboration

We can’t do this work in isolation. We go out of our way to work with our colleagues, families, community members, and peers in the sector to ensure the people we serve have every opportunity to reach their potential.

Inclusivity

We believe that communities are stronger when everyone is welcome. We actively listen, we celebrate others’ successes, and we hold one another accountable.

Curiosity

We are progressive, flexible, and committed to continuous learning. In crises, we act swiftly to remove barriers and find solutions.

Our Leadership Team

Our forward-looking leadership team is built on experience and passion. Working collaboratively with our diverse board of directors and dedicated staff and volunteers, we are committed to our mission, vision and values.

Accountability

Westcoast Family Centres Society has achieved national accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA) and is committed to providing quality client-centered programs and services.

The Beginning

Westcoast Family Centres Society is a non-profit organization that provides evidence-based, child-centered, and family-focused programs and services. We respect the dignity and integrity of all family members.

In 1984, a group of 10 staff and 9 board members founded Westcoast with the philosophy to strengthen families in a way that benefitted all family members. Between 1985 and 1989 we expanded from one location to six, offering services across the North Shore, Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam), Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows), and Vancouver.

Our organization is well-known for offering parenting education programs and family-centered services for vulnerable families in the Lower Mainland. We provide culturally competent, evidence-based, and outcome-oriented services through a skilled and supportive professional team. Our experience includes working with children who have protection and safety concerns, children and families experiencing trauma, as well as children and youth with physical, cognitive, social, and emotional challenges.

We continue to grow and develop to meet the needs of the families and communities we serve.

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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!

Westcoast Staff

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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.

Westcoast Staff

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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.

Westcoast Staff

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This agency is dedicated to the development of their staff; that’s why I have been here for over 10 years. I am valued and surrounded by good people who believe in supporting vulnerable children and families.

Westcoast Staff

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I feel incredibly valued as an employee and am proud of the work that they do. I would recommend them as an agency to anyone in need of a job or to those in need of our programs.

Westcoast Staff

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