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  • - 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!


  • Wednesdays from 1:00-1:30 sharp.   Best for ages infant to one year olds. A program for parents and caregivers accompanied by a child/children. This program will run September - June. Check our calendar for dates.

  • The Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program is a parent education and support program for parents with children up to six years of age.  It is offered in both English and Chinese
    -          Open to all parents
    -          Child-minding is provided for children eighteen months to six years of age or             
               children are welcome to stay quietly with their parents
    -          Course materials are provided and sessions include nutritious refreshments. 
    In the program you will:

    • Learn how to understand your child better
    • Share ideas, tips and experiences with other parents
    • Gain information on children's health, safety and behaviour
    • Develop new skills for coping with stress

    Nobody's Perfect in English next session dates to be announced.
    Registration required. Please contact for more information.