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Current List of programs offered.

  • - Every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 in English.  Check our calendar for program dates
    - This program includes Mother Goose from 1:00-1:30 with a facilitator that speaks both English and Chinese.
    - Parents with children from infant to one year
    - Free
    The group is facilitated by a public health nurse who covers topics such as health, nutrition, safety and child development. The Wednesday group will now include a Mother Goose program from 1:00-1:30 - followed by the regular program. This program is a partnership between Marpole Oakridge Family Place and Vancouver Coastal Health. Please contact for more information.

  • Professionals from the community are invited to speak on issues of interest and relevance to families with children aged 0-6 years.  Examples of topics are dental health, child street safety, language development, childcare options, school readiness, mental health.  Members are welcome to suggest topics they would like to have addressed and staff will try to arrange speakers for these.  Members of the community who would like to host a workshop or speak to parents are encouraged to contact our Executive Director on or call 604-263-1405.

  • Marpole Oakridge Family Place is proud to host the popular parenting program "Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP).  This is an eight week parenting program for raising resilient toddlers and pre-schoolers.The theory behind STEP techniques is based on the importance of enhancing self-esteem in children.

  • Every Friday 11:15 to 11:45am
    Sing-Alongs, puppet shows, story time, movement and other fun and developmentally stimulating activities!! Come and join our Family Fun Circle Time lead by our parents and caregivers.

  • Our Drop-In Playroom is open Monday to Friday from 9:00-12:00.
    The Playroom is nut-free and scent-free environment.
    Drop-in activities include:

    • Arts and crafts
    • Tea, coffee, and pastries available by donation
    • Educational toys
    • Weekly Playroom Programs
    • Please take a look at our Playroom Guidelines and online calender when planning your visit!

    Dad and Me Drop In Program 
    This program is for dads with young children.  The program will run until March 11th, 2017
    Dad and Me activities include:

    • breakfast for Dad and Child
    • playtime
    • circle time
  • Wednesdays 9:45-10:00 Come and join the fun of this energetic and educational circle time! 

  • This interactive fun program gives young and old a chance to learn and play with the phonetic sounds of the English language through games, songs, stories, felt stories and more.  

  • An interactive, fun and educational circle time for Parents, Caregivers and children.  Circle time offers  story time, singing, daily weather and calendar and seasonal activities in a variety of languages

  • Every Thursday at 9am, bread donated by Cobs Bread on 4th Avenue, Vancouver is available for FREE!

  • Potlucks are on the last Friday of the month and are paired with monthly Birthday Celebrations.  It is a great opportunity for socializing and for children and adults to try out new foods from many cultures.