Caring for the Community


7th Annual Christmas on the Shore

Thank you to the 2018 Christmas on the Shore Committee and the Fuller Family and the Beach House Restaurant for their gracious support of our community.

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33rd Annual Winter Family Ball

Thank you to our 2018 Winter Family Ball Committee and our Sponsors!

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New I hope family centre opens in West Vancouver

Family Services of the North Shore is proud to bring our award-winning I hope family centre programming to West Vancouver. On September 17, 2018, this exciting new location will open at the West Vancouver Community Centre.

Formerly West Van Family Place, I hope family centre West Vancouver will offer a family drop-in program where parents and caregivers can play, learn, and connect with their children from birth to six years of age. Visitors will enjoy child-led play, crafts, songs, and stories – all designed to nurture positive connections and support healthy child development.

The West Vancouver location joins our two existing I hope family centres at Lonsdale Quay and Maplewood, which last year served nearly 2,400 adults and 2,800 children. Thanks to our generous donors, North Shore families can access I hope’s no-cost programs and services, including breastfeeding and postpartum support groups, Parent-Child Mother Goose, and Learning Together Through Play.

“The new I hope family centre enhances our ability to provide support, resources, and referrals for families across the North Shore,” says Julia Staub-French, Executive Director of Family Services of the North Shore. “We are committed to helping families during the critical first years of life – and for generations to come.”

For the Agency, I hope family centre West Vancouver fulfills several strategic initiatives outlined in our five-year Strategic Plan, including a commitment to support North Shore parents of young children and to expand our physical presence in the community. We are equally proud to extend our partnerships with the District of West Vancouver.

The I hope family centre West Vancouver will operate Monday through Friday, from 9-11:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee or tea and a healthy snack in an inclusive and caring environment.

At Family Services of the North Shore, we believe that healthy families make communities thrive.

We look forward to meeting you.


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