Family Resource Programs

Family Resource Programs at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House follow the guidelines set by the Family Resource Programs of BC ( Those guidelines include:

  • Providing family-focused programs for children under six years old and implementing “My Tween and Me” program (parents with children 7-12 years old) since 2013
  • Ensuring programs are of general interest
  • Recognizing the unique strengths and needs of each family
  • Engaging in positive interactions on an individual level
  • Maintaining confidentiality and ethical practices
  • Ensuring that families interact in a multicultural, multilinguistic environment as possible (staff can speak more than 7 languages)
  • Encouraging peer positive parenting support. 

Our Philosophy 

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House Family Resource Programs promote a multicultural learning environment that supports children and families from all cultural groups. We believe that children learn through play and that they have the right to be in an environment that is safe, healthy, and free from discrimination and abuse. We have an open-door policy and encourage parents to visit, give feedback and participate within the program.

Family Resource Programs cover five core service areas:

  • Family Support
  • Play-based Learning
  • Early Learning and Literacy
  • Parent Education and Learning
  • Information and Referrals

Family Drop-In

Indigenous Monday Night Dinners

For indigenous community members! Gather over a home cooked meal, community kitchen nights and cultural activities!

Dates/Times: Every second and fourth Monday of the month. 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Registration: Please contact Trish at 604-879.8208 ext 231 or email

Location: MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver


Oruguitas Latinas Drop-In (0-5 yrs)

This program is for Latin-American families with children 0-5 years old to play, socialize, participate in art and crafts, sing songs and learn! This program is run in Spanish.

Dates/Times: Every second and fourth Saturday of the month. 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Starting January 14th.

Registration: Please contact Lina by email or text 236-756-2000

Location: MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver

Sing and Grow - Creekside Baby Toddler Time (0-5 yrs)

Nursery rhymes, songs, information about infant development and connection to community resources!

Dates/Times: Baby Time (0-12 months) – Every Friday from 10:00 AM-11:00 AM. Toddler Time (1-2.5 yrs) – Every Friday from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. 

Registration: Fill out this form -> Register HERE

Location: 1 Athletes Way, Olympic Village, Vancouver

$3 donation is welcome!

Play with me! - Family Drop-In (0-5 yrs)

Parents are the first teachers in a child’s life. At this drop-in program, we encourage parents to engage with their children through play with materials, textures, colours, puzzles, etc that support healthy social, emotional and physical development. (For families with children 0-5 yrs old)

Dates/Times: Mondays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM – Starting January 16th 

Registration: Fill out this form-> Register HERE. For more information, contact Bilquis at

Location: MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver


Yoga for Families with Farheen


Fahreen is a mom and a yoga enthusiast! She has benefitted greatly from yoga prior to, during, and after pregnancy, and she thinks doing some down dog with the little ones is a great way to build back strength, flexibility, and energy as a busy mom. She has been practicing yoga for approximately ten years, and she is keen to share this healing practice with others. Please come out to practice some wonderful yoga together! You don’t have to have children to attend.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Registration: Please contact the Family Resource Programs Facilitator, Bilquis Amarshi-Hirani at or call 604.879.8208 ext 128.

Location: MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver

Parenting Programs

Please note that registration is required.
My Tween and Me (middle years 7-12yrs)

This program is partially funded by BC Council of Families

My Tween and Me is a parenting program intended for families with children aged 7-12 years. This program is intended to strengthen the confidence of parents to positively influence the lives of their school-aged children in order to prevent high-risk behaviours. Childminding provided for under 5 years old children. This program is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish.

Dates/Times: Tuesdays, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Starting January 24th (English programming).

There will be two evening sessions. The evening date will be determined once programming begins.

Registration: Register HERE for English and Spanish programming. For Mandarin and Cantonese please contact Winnie at

Location: Blended – online on Zoom and in-person at MPNH (800 E Broadway, Vancouver)

Parenting Matters: Making Sense of Children's Emotions (0-12 yrs)

Making Sense of Children’s Emotions: Where to Begin?

Shira will be joining us to offer a foundational understanding through the Hand in Hand approach. This hour-long program will cover the brain science behind connection as well as introduce practical tools to increase both cooperation and harmony in your home. This is also an opportunity to take part on 6 week class/parent support group: an introduction to five practical and therapeutic tools that will transform your parenting experience and support you in filling your home with more laughter, warmth and cooperation. Please join us in this session to learn more about it!

Dates/Times: Information session – Thursday January 19th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Classes on Thursdays, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Starting Febuary 2nd – March 9th

Registration: PENDING

Location: MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver

YWCA Single Moms Program

Are you solo parenting? YWCA Single Mothers’ Support Services provides you with individual or group support, connects you to resources and empowers you to move forward. 

Dates/Times: Mondays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Registration: Please select “Vancouver – Mount Pleasant (Mon eves)” to attend sessions at MPNH. Register HERE

Location: MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver

Nuevos Comienzos

Are you pregnant or a new mom that has been been struggling to connect? This program is to connect and establish mutual support for Latin-American pregnant/new moms who are experiencing isolation and linguistic/cultural barriers.

Dates/Times:  Second Wednesday of the month. Starting Wednesday January 11th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Registration: Register HERE*

Location: Blended – Online on Zoom and in-person at MPNH, 800 E Broadway, Vancouver

*You will receive a phone call upon registration to ensure that this program is suited for your needs.


By donation. Membership and registration are required.  Registration is also required for Family Drop-In.

The Staff

FRP Children’s program staff are trained in Early Childhood Education. All have valid First Aid and CPR training and each has successfully passed a Criminal Record Search. FRP coordinators and facilitators have a background in extensive parenting education and training.

Contact Information

For program dates and further information please contact the Family Resource Programs Facilitator, Bilquis Amarshi-Hirani at or call 604.879.8208 ext 128.

Contact Us

Dulcy Anderson
Director of Community Programs and Development
604.879.8208 ext 210

Bilquis Amarshi-Hirani
Family Resource Programs Facilitator
604.879.8208 ext 128

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