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

Free programs where you can play, learn and connect with your children from birth to six years of age.

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Sexual Assault Response Program

Free coordinated services for survivors of sexual assault, inclusive of all genders and available to all residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Bowen Island and Lions Bay.

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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.

News and Events

Family Services of the North Shore Community Gathering and Annual General Meeting
Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, June 5, for our Community Gathering and Annual General Meeting. We appreciated the opportunity to connect over some of the work we’ve been doing, and share our special panel discussion with our Clinical Counselling team about gender-based violence. Thank you!
Christmas Bureau
Thank you to all who supported the Christmas Bureau this season. Your support helped brighten the holidays for many of our North Shore neighbours. Learn More
Strategic Plan 2023 – 2028
Our new 5-year Strategic Plan: The Way Forward. Deeper impact. Focused priorities. Read the plan
2023 Annual Impact Report
Hope is one of the world’s most powerful words. Across cultures and languages, it’s a light that permeates even the darkest clouds. Here at the Agency, we feel a renewed sense of hope after several challenging years for our community. There is significant work ahead, but we’re ready. We’re grateful and deeply moved by our community. Most importantly, we’re hopeful. 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
Agency Brochure
We offer a wide range of programs and services to individuals and families of all ages and stages of life. View or download our Agency Brochure. Learn More
Youth For You Website by YouthLAB
View the Youth For You website created by our Youth Leadership Advisory Board (YouthLAB), a youth-led initiative intended to share reflections and perspectives on wellness, mental health, and social justice. YouthLAB is a group of students in grades 10-12, attending schools across the North Shore. It is their hope that this website can inspire empathy, and be a reminder that you are not alone. Learn More
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
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
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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.