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Group Programs

Groups can be an effective way to find help and support. Our group facilitators create safe and welcoming environments where you can participate in a way that feels comfortable for you. Most groups are free, run for 12-14 weeks, and are held in the evenings. Some of our groups are offered weekly throughout the year, while others are offered in cycles that begin in the spring and fall. Please call our intake counsellor to register for one of our groups – or to learn more, or follow the specific instruction as listed for each group program.

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

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Group programs start dates are determined by enrollment numbers, so once you have been enrolled in a group, the facilitator will contact you to confirm the exact start dates.

The following list of Group programs are available now:

Thrive Parent Support Group

Join our counsellors Kim and Erin for a weekly free drop-in support group for North Shore parents and caregivers with children from birth to six years old, Thursdays 12:30-2:30pm via Zoom. Connect with other parents, and explore what you need to thrive as a parent. Click here for detailed information including date and time.  The Parent Support Group is currently taking place virtually. Please click here to download a registration form for our virtual support group. Once you’ve completed the registration form, please return to as an electronic document or as an image to thrive@familyservices.bc.ca

Parent Coffee Connect *NEW*

Thrive facilitators, Carol and Marlene, will lead a free weekly drop-in group for North Shore parents and caregivers with children from birth to six years old, on Wednesday mornings 10:00 – 11:30 via Zoom.  We’ll share parenting tips and, together, create a safe and comfortable space to talk about the day to day challenges, highlights and adventures of parenting (and the added challenges of Parenting during COVID-19). To participate, click here to download a registration form  and email it to thrive@familyservices.bc.ca as an electronic document or image. 

Rebuilding Relationships

Our Rebuilding Relationships group can help if you’ve negatively affected women in your life by using violence, anger, any type of abuse, or controlling behaviors. This group is for men who are committed to changing their behavior and improving their relationships.

Group Information English

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Caring Dads

If you’re a dad who has negatively affected children in your life by using violence, anger, any type of abuse, or controlling behaviours, and you’re committed to changing your behaviour and improving your relationships, our Caring Dads group can help you.

PROUD2BE drop-in groups for youth

If you are aged 16-24 and identify as queer, transgender, two-spirited, and/or questioning, our PROUD2BE drop-in group is a safe, expert-led space where you can get the support you need.

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PROUD2BE drop-in groups for parents

If you are a parent of a gender-diverse youth, this group provides a safe, caring, and non-judgmental space where you can get the support you need.

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Grief Support 

If you’ve experienced the loss of a loved one, this safe and nurturing group provides guidance to help you through the grieving process. 

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Thrive Breastfeeding & Postpartum Support group

If you’re a new parent, this drop-in group offers social connections, information, and support to help you navigate the ups and downs of breastfeeding and early parenthood. The group is led by a board-certified lactation consultant and an on-site counsellor.

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I don’t know what I would do without this group. It gives me wonderful ways to support my child, and now I know I’m not alone.– Parent participant