About MOFP

About Marpole Oakridge Family Place

Marpole Oakridge Family Place (MOFP) began 41 years years ago in a private living room. From there it moved to a small room at Marpole Oakridge Community Centre where it was operated twice a week by volunteers who relied on donations. It then moved to the heritage building that used to be the old Marpole Fire house on Hudson and West 70th Avenue. After a flood in 2013 MOFP moved to the Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society (TCCS) building on Selkirk Street. Now MOFP is in its own purpose-built space at the Marpole Community HUB building owned by the City of Vancouver built by Onni Development.
MOFP offers a full range of programming providing education, support and fun for parents and caregivers of children aged infant to six years old. MOFP added Literacy programs as part of the 2010 Legacy project funded by the 2010 Olympics. In order to meet the needs of the community
MOFP expended its programs in 2014 to include programs for Seniors, and Vulnerable Adults.

Our Story

1978

Provided a family drop in a living room in the community.

1980

Provided a family drop in at the Marpole Community Centre.

1985

Provided a Family Drop In at the Marpole Fire Hall Building.

1989

Incorporated as Marpole Oakridge Family Place Society.

2010

Added Literacy programs through funding provided by Decoda.

2013

Flood at Marpole Fire Hall Building closed the building for 6 years.




Provided a family drop in at DLG cafeteria
until a temporary site was found.


2014

Provided a family drop in at the Selkirk site.




Added Seniors programs.


2015

Added Community Response Network Representative to provide services for vulnerable adults.

2018

Moved to a purpose built site that was 9 years in the works at the Marpole Community HUB building.

2019

Added two satalite family drop in programs at the Marpole Neighbourhood House (old fire hall building) and at Sir William Van Horne Elementary School.

Staff

Tracy Beshara

Executive Director

tracyb@mofp.org

Carol Chu

Family Support Coordinator

carolc@mofp.org

Andrea Krombein

Seniors Outreach Coordinator
Literacy Outreach Coordinator
CRN Representative

andreak@mofp.org

Mary

Drop In Facilitator

maryo@mofp.org

Yukiko Molnar

Drop In Facilitator

yukikom@mofp.org

Noriko Nishie

Drop In Facilitator

norikon@mofp.org

Eli Karimi

Drop In Facilitator

elik@mofp.org

Stig Lyren

Accountant

stigl@mofp.org

Po Yau Lau

Office Administrator

poyaul@mofp.org

Funders

City of Vancouver

Maintaining a healthy, socially sustainable city is a priority for both Council and staff. So it is important to give residents opportunities to interact with other members of their communities and receive support and encouragement from community organizations and networks. At the same time, community members need to enjoy safe, supportive, and healthy environments.

BC Gaming Commission

Gaming revenues benefit people and communities province-wide through gaming grants and other disbursements by government.

Ministry of Children and Family Development

The ministry recognizes that young children’s early experiences and environment lay the foundation of future health, success and well-being. The early years, a period of rapid growth and development from conception until age six, are critical for a child’s physical, social/emotional and cognitive development. To support parents and caregivers of young children, Early Childhood Development (ECD) provides a range of programs and services designed to ensure children get the best possible start in life.