Family Place is a not-for-profit community based organization offering a comprehensive range of programs and services for families with children from conception to age twelve. We offer weekly play groups, Reggio Inspired preschool program (#L4466), parenting workshops and sessions, prenatal and postnatal programs, breastfeeding support, breast pump loan, resource library, a clothing exchange, newborn literacy bags (Books for Babies), and so much more!
Do you want to meet other parents or find playmates for your children? Are you looking for information about parenting challenges such as how to effectively handle tantrums? Are you looking for quality preschool programs for your child? Well look no further and enjoy Family Place's fun, informal and friendly home away from home, parenting workshops and quality preschool programs. We’re here because we care. Welcome to Family Place!
Funding Family Place is also a registered charity funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada under the Community Action Program for Children and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program. We welcome donations.
To help families with children aged 0-12 help themselves (without duplicating existing services) by providing opportunities for them to learn and share, in a safe and supportive environment, which is both welcoming and friendly.
Flexibility: Programs will be flexible in recognizing the differences in communities and the changing needs and circumstances of children and families in those communities.
Community-based: Families and community groups have a key role in the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of programs.
Partnerships: It takes a whole community to raise a child. Holistic care and support for children and their families are achieved through the combined efforts of parents, families, communities, government and service providers.
Promote the healthy birth and development of children aged 0-12.
Be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate and readily accessible to the children and families which we serve.
Demonstrate strong community support and a coordinated and collaborated approach to the delivery of services for families.
Meet identified community needs and not duplicate them.
Include a strong evaluation component to ensure accountability and excellence.
Focus on community based prevention and early intervention for children and families.
Staff Executive Director:
Laura Quinn Graham
Prenatal & Postnatal Program Coordinator:
Parenting Program Coordinator:
Certified Early Childhood Educators:
Colleen MacKinnon Snow
Megan Drummond (Rebecca Kanuff filling in for Megan's mat leave)
Family Place is home to many wonderful volunteers! In addition to our volunteers we are also proud to open our doors to college and university students looking to complete their on-the-job placements. If you are interested in volunteering or doing a placement at Family Place please contact us and we will send you an information package.
An eight to twelve member volunteer Board of Directors, with the support of ongoing training, oversees the global direction of the organization. The board ensures that Family Place's work plan reflects the goals and objectives and is on target, and conversely, that the goals and objectives reflect identified needs, are user driven and are responsive to existing service gaps. If you are interested in becoming a board member or sitting on a working committee please contact us for an information package.