Family Resource Centre

As part of our partnership at the John Braithwaite Community Centre we operate the Family Centre which offers a variety of drop in programs for families with children under six, including Mother Goose story time, parent education workshops, resource and children’s libraries, and childminding.

The Family Centre Makes A Difference!

  • Form friendships and connect with neighbours
  • Learn through new ideas and get helpful parenting support
  • Share common successes and challenges
  • Voice your opinions and make a difference
  • Connect with your children through play, laughter, stories, song

Check out our Family Centre Brochure HERE and view the latest activity calendar.

Family Programs:

Parenting Workshops:

  • Benefits of Physical Literacy (brochure)
  • Healthy Childhood Development
  • Help! My Kid Didn’t Come With An Owner’s Manual
  • Nobody’s Perfect Parenting (brochure)
  • Parent Activity Group (brochure)
  • Parenting with the Brain in Mind (brochure)
  • Successful Co-Parenting
  • You and Your Child: The Benefits of Play


  • Johanna Simmons: Registered child & Family Therapy, Simmons Counselling
  • Kim Laforest: Family Support Counsellor, FSNS
  • Jo-Anne Kulesza: Public health Nurse Community & Family Health, VCH
  • Carole Charbonneau: Dental Hygienist, VCH
  • Natalie Townsend: Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) Consultant, NSCR
  • Simone Miles: Infant Development Program Consultant, IDP NSDRC

For more information about any of these programs please call the Family Centre Coordinator at 604-983-6494.