Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House's Family Resource Programs promote a multicultural learning environment that supports children and families from all cultural groups follwing the guidelines set by the BC Association of Family Resource Programs. We believe that children learn through play and that they have the right to be in an environment that is safe, healthy, and free from discrimination and abuse. We have an open door policy and encourage parents to visit, give feedback and participate within the program.

The costs of our family programs are by donation. A membership with Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House is required and while registration required for most programs - no registration is required for Family Drop-In.

For upcoming events please see the News & Events Page.

Please contact Carmen Contreras, Family Resource Program Coordinator, at 604.879.8208 ext 202, or by email for more information on any of the Family Programs. 

For Family Settlement programs please contact Winnie Tam, Family and Settlement Support Counsellor, at 604.879.8208 ext 201, or by email.

 


 

Year Round Programs

 

Multicultural Family Drop-In

"Little House"

For Families with children under 5 years old

Schedule 

  • Fridays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Neigbhourhood House
  • Closed June 30 & July 7
  • Reopens in Robson Park on July 14, and runs Fridays 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. until end of August (see Play n' Sing under Summer Programs)

Suggested Donation Fee $2

For children under five years old where parents and children mingle and learn basic social skills, such as sharing, and taking turns. During circle time children participate in literacy learning.

 

Latin-American Family Drop-In

"Oruguitas Latinas"

For Spanish-speaking families with children under 5 years old

Schedule Saturday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (2nd & 4th Saturday of the month) at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Suggested Donation Fee $2

Come play and interact with other families in Spanish!

 

West Village Family Drop-In

For Families with children 0–5

Schedule Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at West Village Children's Centre (Closed on long weekends)

Suggested Donation Fee $2

Children and parents/caregivers will have an opportunity to socialize, play create art, sing songs and read stories in Circle Time. This program is in collaboration with the Vancouver Society of Children's Centres.

For more information, please contact Carolyn Major, Family Support Worker.

 

Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In


A drop-in program for families with children 0–12 months, featuring: nursery rhymes & songs, exploration of parenting issues, information about infant development, and connection to community resources.

Schedule: Fridays, 9:30–11 a.m. (September 8–December 15) at Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way)

Suggested Donation: $2 per session

For more information, please contact Carolyn Major, Family Support Worker.

Funded by Success by 6.  

Aboriginal Family Dinner Night

For Aboriginal families of any age
 
Schedule Mondays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

A program for Aboriginal families to meet for dinner with organized guest speakers or informal gatherings to create arts and crafts. This program is in collaboration with the Vancouver Native House Society andAboriginal Child & Family Support Services.

 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

For Grandparents raising grandchildren

Schedule Thursdays, 6:15–8:15 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

This program is open to all grandparents raising grandchildren, or any other family relatives raising a family member's child. In this support circle we discuss changes in social life, financial concerns, health issues and more. This program is in collaboration with Parent Support Services Society of BC.

 

YWCA Single Moms Support Group 

For Any single mothers

Contact 604.619.5276

Schedule Fridays, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

In partnership with YWCA, MPNH is now offering a Single Moms Support Group. Meet other single mothers to share knowledge and pool resources. Child-minding and snacks available. Please call the above number to register.

 

Parenting Matters at MPNH

Workshops

For Any parents or caregivers

Schedule Every 3rd Wednesday or Thursday of each month, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Suggested Participation Fee $5

This program educates caregivers and parents through topics chosen by participants themselves.

 

Parenting Topics Sessions

For Parents

Schedule November/December at Creekside Community Centre

This program is in collaboration with the Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Developmental Disabilities Association

 

Lift Off with 1-2-3 JUMP! 

For Families with children 3–4 years old

Schedule Mondays, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Come and play and move around!  In collaboration with Little Mountain Neighbourhood House

 

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program

This program is for families with children that are five years old or under. This is an informal supportive parent group facilitated by certified facilitators of NPP (English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese) to share experiences, ideas and concerns about parenting. The program includes 6-8 sessions, 2 hours in length each session.

Programs are subject to change. Please contact the Family Resource Programs Coordinator for updates, 604.879.8208.

 

Staff

Family Resource Programs staff for children's programs are trained in Early Childhood Education. All have valid First Aid and CPR training and each has successfully passed a Criminal Record Search. FRP Coordinator and facilitators have a background in extensive parenting education and training.