We believe communities must take care of their most vulnerable.

Family Services of the North Shore is a non-profit, community-based agency.
For over 60 years, we have been committed to making deep and lasting impact across the entire North Shore, from Deep Cove to Bowen Island and every point in between. We offer counselling, support, education, and volunteer engagement opportunities to help you reach your full potential throughout your life, whenever you need us most.

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Counselling Support

Our experienced counsellors support children, youth, individuals, seniors, couples, and families.

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Thrive Family Programs

Our free, drop-in programs support North Shore parents and caregivers of children ages 0-6.

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Group Programs

We offer a range of group programs, many taking place virtually during this time.

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Our Intake Counsellor is here to learn what you need and how we can support you.

Email now Or call 604-988-5281, ext. 226
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A healthy community is our shared responsibility. Your support can change the lives of local children, youth, and families who need our help – and now is the time to act.


Let’s stay connected!
You are a part of our community and we enjoy hearing from you. Learn more about our agency, services and, how to become involved. By staying connected, we will become an even stronger, kinder, more resilient community. > Learn More
Coping with the Stresses & Opportunities of our Provincial Reopening
Thank you to all of you who joined us Monday, June 14 for our gathering around our provincial reopening. Registered Clinical Counsellor and Family Services of the North Shore’s Executive Director, Julia Staub-French shared in conversation with Registered Clinical Counsellor and podcast host, Valerie Dolgin for a free, interactive virtual event offering practical ideas on coping with the next phase of our pandemic experience.
Thank YOU!
With your support, we were able to take care of our most vulnerable this holiday season. We are so proud of the way our community rallied from the start of the pandemic, and we hope you enjoy reading about the difference we made together, in our latest Impact Report. > Read the report
Check out our latest Podcast!
Join registered clinical counsellor Valerie Dolgin and her guests as they chat about the issues, big and small, we’re all facing together. Tune in for a lively discussion, including tools and coping techniques you can apply to your own life. > Listen now
2020 Annual Report
We are proud to share the impact we have made in our community this past year. We are deeply grateful to all of you who have supported our efforts. For so many of us, life has been transformed by the pandemic in recent months, but it has given us renewed permission to care. Together, we can lead with kindness and help more people to live full and meaningful lives. Our future depends on it. > Read the report
PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Virtual Event Series
The fourth of our Virtual Events series, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services, will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Just like our annual in-person conference, this event series is designed for parents, youth, and professionals. > Learn more
Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
Recent anti-Indigenous, anti-Black, and anti- Asian violence and discrimination in communities across North America remind us that we have more work to do. At Family Services of the North Shore, we believe that communities must take care of their most vulnerable. We are committed to acknowledging and being a part of dismantling systemic racism and other forms of oppression. We remain committed to ensuring equity and inclusion by standing with people who have been traditionally, systemically and historically marginalized. > Read Our Commitment
YouthLAB Registration is now open for the 2021/2022 Cohort
Each year, a group of North Shore high school students (grades 10-12), come together as volunteers to form the Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB). If you are interested in public speaking, writing, and mental health, we’d love to connect with you. Registration closes on June 30, 2021. > Find more information here
COVID-19 Support
We are here to support you and your family. When this crisis landed in our community, we quickly adapted all of our counselling, parent support and outreach to serve you through phone support and online platforms. We are also using our social media channels to connect and provide information you will find helpful. > COVID-19 SUPPORT
2018 – 2022 Strategic Plan
Take a look at the next couple of years. > Learn more
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Volunteer with us and get involved with the community you love. We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Make a difference, connect with your North Shore neighbours, and help us change lives together.