Plan Your Visit to MOFP

Welcome back to Marpole Oakridge Family Place

Keeping our community safe is of the utmost importance.  While Marpole Oakridge Family Place (MOFP) is opened, we have put in place some preventative measures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For your health and wellbeing as well as our staff, we have adopted BC CDC’s recommendations for social distancing and cleaning.  These include:

  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces, countertops and high traffic areas.
  • Allowing a limited number of people inside MOFP.
  • Maintaining social distancing of at least 2m.
  • Providing handwashing stations and hand sanitizers.
  • Contact-free entry and exit to and from MOFP for Circle Time and the Mother Goose program.

We’ve missed you and look forward to seeing you!

Current Programs

MOFP is facilitating in the multi-purpose room at 8188 Lord Street :

Circle Time on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 11:00am

Baby Group program on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:00am

MOFP is facilitating at the Marpole Neighbourhood House at 8585 Hudson Street:

Circle time on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30-1:00pm

A total of 9 people at a time can participate.  You can reserve your space by phoning 604-263-1405 between 8:30am and 9:30am the morning of the day of the visit. Please talk directly to staff and do not leave any voicemails. Circle time is available one visit per family per location per week. 

 

 

  1.  You MUST register in order to participate.  The registration sheet will be our sign-in sheet (ticked off by our facilitator only) and will also serve as our contact tracing register.  
  2.  Please come to MOFP with your own masks. Children under 2 are not required to wear a mask.  Our facilitators will also have masks on.
  3.  You will be taken through a screening checklist before entering MOFP.
  4.  You will enter one group at a time into the multi-purpose room through the outdoor area gate and door to the multi-purpose room.  Both the gate and door will be propped open for a contact-free entry and propped open again for a contact-free exit.
  5.  You and your child(ren) will be guided to the sink to wash your hands before starting.  We have implemented social distancing floor stickers for the line up to the sinks.
  6.  You and your child(ren) will be directed to a designated space with the facilitators in the middle of the room maintaining 2m social distance.  Do encourage your child(ren) to stay close to you.
  7.  The sanitized family washroom will be available should you need it.
  8.  You may wash your hands again or use the provided hand sanitizer on your way out.
 
We will always have your safety as our first priority.

 1.  Please do not attend if:  
      –   you or your child(ren) have any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, new muscle aches or headaches
      –   you or your child(ren) have travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days.
      –   you or your child(ren) are in close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
      –   If you or your child(ren) developed any symptoms of COVID-19 after registering, please let us know as soon as possible. If you have any concerns regarding your symptoms, you can contact HealthLink BC by dialing 811. 

 2.  Masks must be worn for our Circle Time and Mother Goose sessions (except for children under the age of 2). Masks will not be provided. Please bring your own masks.

 3.  We require you to give MOFP permission to take photos/videos of you and your child(ren) during Circle Time or Mother Goose program for promotional material on our website and social media platforms.

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Marpole Oakridge Family Place

Supporting families, seniors, caregivers and children for over 42 years.

Marpole Oakridge Family Place

Supporting families, seniors, caregivers and children for over 42 years.

Our Services

Drop-In Playroom

We welcome everyone with children aged infant to six years old to play in a safe environment, make friends, chat with other parents with a cup of coffee. It’s only $1 a day per family.

Parenting Programs

Our Parenting Programs are educational courses that teach parents and caregivers general parenting skills, and help them to develop and maintain positive relationships with their children.

Seniors Programs

Marpole Oakridge Family Place hosts both weekly and yearly events for seniors. For weekly events please refer to the upcoming events below or refer to the calendar.

Literacy Programs

Literacy is English language learning, life skills development and learning. Connect with us at our weekly Conversation Circles.

Birthday Parties

Host your child’s next birthday party at MOFP. Our facility has a large playroom, a multipurpose room with tables and chairs, a fully equipped kitchen.

Multipurpose Space

Our modern site includes folding chairs, folding tables, projector & screen, white board, coffee maker.

Marpole Oakridge Family Place is a not-for-profit organization which has been supporting families, grandparents, caregivers and children aged 0-6 years for over 42 years. Our purpose is to promote the health and well-being of the community.

At MOFP you will:

  • Meet other parents
  • Learn about resources
  • Get to know community
  • Have your child play with others

What's New

GET INVOLVED IN THE INTEGRATING SENIOR NEWCOMERS PROJECT!

Are you interested in volunteering with pre-school aged children at Marpole Oakridge Family Place?
Would you like to meet new people in your community?
No experience required – support will be provided!
This may be for you if you’re:
  • At least 55 years old;
  • Self-identify as one of the following:
    • Permanent resident
    • Protected person as defined by section 95 of IRPA
    • Convention refugee
    • Temporary foreign worker
    • Individual selected for permanent residency;
  • Available to participate in activities for approximately 1 hour per week from October 2020 - January 2021
  • Willing to participate in the research portion of the project by meeting with a researcher and answering questions three times for approximately 1 hour each time.

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Location

8188 Lord Street, Vancouver

Hours
We are closed regular hours due to Covid 19.  See top of home page for the current program days and hours.

We are closed on statutory holidays and long weekends.

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