Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

Dad and Me


This program offers a full hot breakfast followed by an interactive circle time including singing, storytelling and fun activities. Dads and children aged infant to six years are invited.  Join us for this joyful morning and meet other dads with children in the community.  The program is free for members.   To become a member click on the membership link at the top of this page. For more information on this program, Dad and Me is currently not running due to Covid 19

Nobody’s Perfect

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 or 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

Next Nobody’s Perfect tbd.   Please contact for more information.

Professional Education Speakers Series

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.

Parent Support Programs


Our Early Childhood Educators and Family Support Facilitators provide a free one on one parenting support service to assist parents and caregivers with specific parenting and child development issues for children aged 0-6 years.   Our staff provide information resources and referrals and up to date information about resources and community services for families and caregivers. This service is by appointment. Contact our Family Support Worker on or call 604-263-1405.

Parent Workshops 

Marpole Oakridge Family Place frequently organises events or workshop of interest to the community. Examples of popular workshops that have taken place are “Dress for Success”.  Check our calendar – on our website or in the Playroom -for details of upcoming workshops!

Parent Resources

New to You Clothing

Families can access quality donated clothing supplies for children aged infant to six years old. Women’s clothing, shoes and accessories are also available. For more information,  ask the Playroom Coordinator.

Parent resource library

Our in-house lending library is well stocked with books, videos, and information sheets covering all aspects of parenting and family information. Families are welcome to browse the collection. A special section of children’s books is available to encourage a love of reading!

Parent Community Resources

An information binder specific to family needs has been compiled and families are encouraged to suggest topics for inclusion. 

Need something, just ask, we might be able to help you find it