We believe communities must take care of their most vulnerable.

We are operational, and providing support and services across our North Shore communities – virtually.  The health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, and broader community is our top priority.  
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Read our COVID-19 Safety Plan
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.

> Learn More > Contact our Intake Counsellor

Thrive Family Programs

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

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Christmas Bureau

If you are unable to afford the holidays, our community is here to help. The Christmas Bureau is now accepting applications.

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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.


Virtual Toy Drive supported by Northshore Auto Mall
Update: This year’s Toy Drive has been shifted to VIRTUAL! The Northshore Auto Mall has generously pledged to match all Toy Drive donations made up to $10,000. Toy Drive donations go directly towards purchasing toys and gifts for children and teens, to ensure vulnerable North Shore families are able to share in the joy of the holidays with presents under the tree. click here
Our 2020 Christmas Bureau is On!
For over 40 years, Family Services of the North Shore has touched the lives of some of our most vulnerable community members through the Christmas Bureau. This annual program ensures that everyone can celebrate the holiday season, regardless of their financial circumstances. This year we anticipate the need to be 20% greater than last year, and we have designed various options and implemented safety measures to ensure everyone can feel comfortable to participate. click here
Read our Latest Newsletter
In this inaugural issue, we have advice for parents as kids head back to school, stories of lives positively impacted by our work, and ways that you and your family can volunteer with us. Latest Newsletter
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 first of our four Virtual Events, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services was held on October 24, 2020, and featured guest speaker Kas Baker, along with a special viewing of Gina Hole Lazarowich’s film, Krow’s Transformation followed by an amazing Q&A with the film’s cast. Our next Virtual Event takes place on January 23, 2021. Registration and additional information will be available early in January 2021. Just like our annual 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
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
YouthLAB Produces a Book
This year, the YouthLAB produced the amazing art book, Unfiltered – Youth Reflections on Mental Health and Wellness, which provides a creative illustration of their youth-lead work in addressing mental health issues facing young people. Eleven youth attending North Shore Schools created this book to share their artistic reflections about wellness and mental health topics such as anxiety, depression, trauma and social justice concerns with their peers. > Check out Unfiltered
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.