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The Beginning


Westcoast Family Centres Society is a multi-service community based non-profit organization delivering child-centered, evidence-based, family focused programs and services, respecting the dignity and integrity of all family members.

In 1984 a dedicated group of 10 staff and 9 board members began with a philosophy focused on strengthening families to benefit all of their members.

Between 1985 and 1989, we grew from one to six locations: North Shore, Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam), Ridge Meadows (Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows), and three in Vancouver.

We are best known for our work in offering parenting education programs and family-centered services for vulnerable families within the Lower Mainland.

Our services are culturally competent, evidence-based, outcome-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. Our experience includes working with children with protection and safety concerns, children and families experiencing trauma, as well as children and youth who present physical, cognitive, social, and emotional challenges.

We continue to grow and develop to meet the needs of the families and communities we serve.

Westcoast Family Centres | Our History