Family and Children


Need more information about the CCSS Families & Children program?
Contact Jenn Townsend:

Jenn Townsend 

Program Coordinator

604-988-7115 ext. 2007

A place where families and children can connect, learn, and grow together.

Our Family and Children’s Program provides no-cost and low-cost social programs and support services for families of children aged newborn to 11 years old. We offer opportunities for families to play, learn and connect, in a welcoming, inclusive environment. Our community-responsive programming seeks to improve health and wellbeing, enhance parenting skills and knowledge, strengthen social connections, build resiliency, and improve food security, so that families can thrive.

Programs and Services

Join us! Below is a list of our services, drop-in and registered programs, try-it programs, workshops, and events.

Early Years Program


We welcome children ages newborn to 5 years. Our programming is intended for the child/ren and their parent/guardian to be in attendance and learning together. We do not provide childcare or daycare programs.


Our drop-in programs support all areas of early childhood development with a focus on social-emotional learning. Our program is play-based and strength-based and offers structured and unstructured play that includes activities such as songs and storytime, music, arts & crafts, imaginary play, and gross motor skills practice.




Our programs provide opportunities for children and adults to come together in relationship with each other to learn and connect in a welcoming, inclusive and culturally safe environment. Our community-responsive programming seeks to support healthy childhood development, increase parenting skills and knowledge, and strengthen social connections so that families can thrive. Our indoor spaces are designed to support children with diverse abilities and needs.


Program Schedule


Join us for our drop-in playgroups - until the end of June:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 9:30 am - 10:45 am


Then July 4 - September 5 the times change:

  • Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 am - 11:30 am (0 – 5 years, drop-in program)

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (0 – 12 months, drop-in program)

NOTE: Due to room capacity limits, families will be offered spaces in our drop-in programs on a first-come, first-served basis.

Middle Years Program – Coming Soon!


We will soon be offering a variety of programs for children aged 6 to 11 years old. These programs will encourage children to explore and discover new skills, interests, and aptitudes, while providing opportunities to connect and build friendships.

To be notified about our new programs, send your email address to:


Volunteer Opportunities


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