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.

> 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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Sexual Assault Response Program

Free coordinated services for survivors of sexual assault who are 13 years and older, 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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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

Christmas Bureau Launch – October 19, 2022
Join us for our Christmas Bureau launch in the Family Services of the North Shore Community Hub, located at Capilano Mall. Connect with volunteers, community donors, supporters, and partners. Hear inspiring stories, learn about our programs and opportunities, take a tour of our new home, and enjoy some delicious snacks! Click here for details.
PROUD2BE Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation Education Event – October 22, 2022
Family Services of the North Shore, in partnership with West Vancouver Youth Services presents Voices of LGBTQ2S+ Young Adults – a panel discussion for parents, youth, professionals, and adult family/friends. Join our diverse panel of queer, trans, and two-spirit young adults as they share their stories, wisdom, and their life experiences. Learn More
2022 Annual Report
This year reinforced for us that we can tackle the most complicated and deeply rooted challenges in our community if we remain united in our caring for each other. We collectively navigated many rough patches over the year, but our shared determination never wavered. Together, we expanded our services, extended our reach, and deepened our impact. Read the report
Youth For You Website by YouthLAB
View the new 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
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
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.
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