We believe healthy families make communities thrive, and Thrive Family Programs reflect our commitment to supporting parents through the joys and challenges that each new day can bring. We know that thriving is not an end point or a single destination. It’s an ongoing journey of growth. We are dedicated to meeting local families where they are presently and providing the resources they need to thrive.
COVID-19 Agency Update: We believe that communities must take care of their most vulnerable, and that has never been more important to us than it is right now. The health and safety of our staff, clients, volunteers, and broader community is our top priority. Given the current circumstances related to COVID-19 and the input from health authorities, we have made the difficult decision to close our offices and suspend in-person programs effective March 17 and until further notice. We will continue to support our current clients as needed by phone, and we will maintain the day to day operations of the Agency with our staff working remotely to continue to respond to the needs of our community.
We can help through:
Thrive Family Centres
Our Thrive Family Centres offer free, drop-in programs where you can play, learn, and connect with your children from birth to six years of age. Enjoy child-led play, crafts, songs, and stories while interacting with other parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Our experienced staff provide support, resources, and referrals to give you the help you need to ensure your child has a healthy start in life. Visit us today.
Thrive Family Centres are located at:
Thrive Parent-Child Mother Goose
An engaging group experience, where you and your young children can share rhymes, stories, and songs designed to foster parent-child connections and positive early experiences with language and music.
Thrive Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support
Drop in for social connection, information, consultation, and support in an empowering atmosphere. Our Breastfeeding and Postpartum Support group is facilitated by a board-certified lactation consultant and on-site counsellor. If you are a new parent looking for this kind of support, please join us at Maplewood and the City of North Vancouver Library.
Thrive Parent Support Group
A weekly free drop-in group for North Shore parents and caregivers with children from birth to six years old. Connect with other parents over coffee for conversation and support in a professionally facilitated group setting, while children participate in a playgroup. Click here for detailed information including day, time and location.
Thrive Pancakes and Play for Dads
Dads/male caregivers are always welcome at all Thrive programs, but we know sometimes dads need different support and can benefit from connecting with each other. If you are a dad with young children living on the North Shore, please drop in to Pancakes and Play to learn, play, and connect with your children and other dads or male caregivers – free pancakes included! Our staff offer support, resources, and referrals to give you the help you need to ensure your child has a healthy start in life.
Thrive Maplewood clothing and toy exchange
You and your family are welcome to take what you need and are able to use. We accept donations of clean toys, books, and clothing for children from birth to age six, as well as maternity clothes.
All North Shore parents can attend Thrive programming at no cost – regardless of your social or financial circumstances, thanks to our generous funders and donors.