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.

Find Support

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

Many of us have had financial struggles in our lives. If you’re unable to afford the holidays and would like to participate in the Christmas Bureau, our community is here to help you.

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Get Started

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.


Thank you to everyone who dropped by our Drive-thru Toy Drive at Northshore Auto Mall on Sunday December 5!
Thank you to our good friends at Northshore Auto Mall for once again hosting our Christmas Bureau Toy Drive. Families, businesses, and community groups dropped off gifts for children and teenagers in need. Thank you to Park Shore BMW in the Northshore Auto Mall for welcoming us so warmly again. We are grateful to the Northshore Auto Mall for its long-standing support, and generous pledge to match all Toy Drive donations up to $10,000. Toy Drive donations go directly towards purchasing toys and gifts for children and teens, to ensure vulnerable North Shore families can share in the joy of the holidays with presents under the tree. > Learn more
Christmas Bureau is on!
For over 40 years, we have touched the lives of some of our most vulnerable community members through the Christmas Bureau. Our annual program ensures that everyone can celebrate the holiday season, regardless of their financial circumstances. > Learn more
2021 Annual Report
This year has reminded us of our shared vulnerability while at the same time, showed us how strong we can be when we work together. We are so proud to share our 2021 Annual Report, and the positive impact of all the incredible support in our North Shore community. > Read the report
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
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
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
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.