Providing Support & Education

We provide support and education to promote change, encourage personal growth and enhance healthy families.

These programs are funded through the Ministry of Children and Family Development. All programs are offered at no cost to participants. Priority will be given to those on low income.

Courses for Parents

This group offers tools to have anger work for us instead of against us, knowing that anger can either break or build families. Different styles of anger and personal boundaries are covered, ranging from complete passiveness to raw aggressiveness. Healthy versus harmful anger is explored through the cycle of anger along with proven effective ways to manage this strong emotion.

Dates:

  • January 15 - February 19, 2019.
  • March 12 - April 16, 2019.
  • May 14 - June 18, 2019.

Time:

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

6 Sessions, Tuesday evenings.

Childcare provided.


These seminar sessions will be focusing on parents of children ages 6-11 who are looking for ways to provide their children a safe and interesting environment filled with positive learning opportunities and assertive discipline. Time will be allocated for brainstorming solutions to everyday parenting challenges. Parents will also look at ways to care for self during these active years.

Dates:

  • March 13 - April 17, 2019.

Time:

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

6 sessions, Wednesday evenings.

Childcare provided.

Supporting Single Mothers towards personal and economic independence.

Come and meet other single moms, connect with resources, share stories and support in a friendly space. Free service.

Meeting Time:

  • Thursdays 6:00 pm. - 8:00 pm.

Registration Required:

  • Call toll free 1-855-895-9922

Program offered in partnership with YWCA Metro Vancouver.

Childcare provided.

This program is designed to equip parents with a working knowledge on how to foster secure attachment in their children. Secure attachment is vital for every child and carries with it endless benefits for both children and caregivers. This course includes a component where parents have the opportunity to practice, with their children, the skills learned.

Dates:

  • January 16 - February 20, 2019.
  • March 13 - April 17, 2019.

Time:

  • 9:30am - 11:30am.

6 sessions, Wednesday mornings.

Childcare and transportation provided.

This intensive parenting class covers a variety of topics geared for parents of children ages five and under. Topics covered include discipline, communication, routine, self-esteem for parent and child, ages and stages, budgeting, anger management for parent and child, nutrition and more. This course includes a component where parents have the opportunity to practice, with their children, the skills learned.

Dates:

  • January 15 - March 21, 2019.
  • April 16 - June 20, 2019.

Time:

  • 9:30am - 12:15pm.

18-20 sessions, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Childcare and transportation provided.

This program created just for moms discusses topics such as: personal boundaries, personality traits, assertiveness and self-esteem. The group stresses the importance of caring for one’s self during the challenging years of parenting.

Dates:

  • January 14 - February 11, 2019.
  • March 11 - April 15, 2019.
  • May 6 - June 17, 2019.

Time:

  • 9:30am - 11:30am.

6 sessions, Monday mornings.

Childcare and transportation provided.

For Families with Aboriginal or Metis Background/Heritage

This program welcomes parents of children 0—10 to come together and learn about ways to best connect as a family in healthy home environments filled with positive interactions.
Parents are given discipline strategies and tools to help their children reach their potential in daycare, school and life. The group carries Aboriginal influences and includes a time where parents and young children come together to share in the learnings and enjoy food together.

Dates:

  • January 25 - March 15, 2019.
  • April 26 - June 14, 2019.

Time:

  • 9:30am - 12:15pm.

8 sessions, Friday mornings.

Childcare and transportation provided.

This evening program looks at ways parents can help their children thrive by getting the most out of the infancy, toddler and pre-school years. Topics include understanding ourselves as parents and the impact we have on our family, maximizing our relationship with our children,maximizing their learning at home and in the community, and maximizing their good behaviours using effective discipline strategies.

Dates:

  • January 16 - February 20, 2019.
  • May 15 - June 19, 2019.

Time:

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

6 sessions, Wednesday evenings.

Childcare provided.

Complimentary

  • The Children’s Place
    The Children’s Place is a free childcare center for children whose parents attend any groups offered at the Family Education Program. Located next to the parents’ group room, the Children’s Place gives the children an opportunity to learn and explore under the close supervision of qualified staff in a child-centered environment. The Children’s Place offers children nutritious snacks, craft activities, story times, songs and lots of educational play.
  • Transportation
    Transportation to and from group sessions may be available as needed. Please advise program facilitators when requiring transportation to attend groups at the Family Education Program.
  • Refreshments and Snacks
    All group sessions offered at the Family Education Program provide healthy snacks and refreshments to both parents and children, fostering a warm and caring environment.