Parenting Education and Support

Circle of Security: There are still a few spaces in the upcoming Circle of Security group.
If it fills up, a waitlist will be created for the next one. Please email Nicolas Marius for more information nmarius@youthandfamily.ca

Circle of Security Feb 2024 PDF

Past Programs:

Baby & Me Loving Yoga starts September 14th. Join instructor Jolene McGill for this free class and connect with other new parents. Older siblings are welcome to come along. Location is the Youth Resource Centre at Oceanview Education Centre 7105 Nootka St. Note the back parking lot will be closed, so please park along the west side of the building and follow the signs to the YRC.

Important update: October 12th is cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Our apologies!

“Parents in the Know” Learning Series

It’s a big world out there, especially online. Do we really know where our children go when they venture into the web? Learn what to look out for, what questions to ask, and how to protect your children. Learn how to filter and block for their protection and understand current issues on social media. We hope you will join us! Teens are encouraged to attend with their caregiver. Registration is not required. Come to one class or come to them all. For more information email tmctaggart@youthandfamily.ca

“How To Talk So Little Kids Will Listen” Parenting Group

Join Family Enhancement Counsellor Delyth Harper for this cool parenting group – almost like a book club. You’ll learn effective skills that will make life with children easier! Registration is required, and closes April 21st, 2023. Please email dharper@youthandfamily.ca

Update: This class is Full. Stay tuned for future dates!

Myth of Normal Book Club

Join the book club using Gabor Mate’s ‘Myth of Normal’; an amazing source of information about how trauma affects our families, society and our own lives. 6 weekly sessions begin Monday, May 9th at 6:30pm. The amount of reading is decided each week by the group. Please email for more information: admin@youthandfamily.ca

Circle of Security Parenting Program Postponed!

New dates will be announced once confirmed. Thank you for your patience.

At times all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you. The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Family Support Drop In – While our drop in visits with counsellors are currently closed, please call for information or questions about our Family Support program.  Call Rachel 604-223-7042 for more information.

Supported Conflict Resolution for Teens & their Caregivers: When the going gets tough, we’re here to help. Call Tricia 604-223-7034

YRC Programming Please email tedwards@youthandfamily.ca for more information about how to join YRC Programs. You will find current programs listed under Services, Youth Resource Centre or on our What’s New page.

Drop-in to our Family Centre & Library to browse our books and resources. Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00-4:00pm.

Support Groups for Men & Women – Men Finding Balance Peer Support Group resumes May 10th, 2023. Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30pm. Email Gord for more information ghoffman@youthandfamily.ca

Our Women’s Wellness series runs at different times throughout the year. Email tmctaggart@youthandfamily.ca for more information.