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Community Resources, Social Services & Nonprofit Sector (Vancouver)

This guide offers residents of Vancouver a community resource hub. How to get help and from whom, as well as how to start, run, and manage a nonprofit organization is included.

Family & Parenting - Frequently Asked Questions

We need family counseling but can't afford it. What can we do? Reduced Cost Counselling Options in Vancouver

We are thinking about adoption. We'd like to learn more about the types and process. FSGV Adoption Agency

I'd like to foster a child - how do I apply? Fostering in British Columbia

I have concerns about my teenager's mental well being but I don't know how to begin helping her. Navigating the Mental Health System

I don't know how to install my child's car seat correctly. Who Can Help Me? Call Car Seat Info Line -- 1-877-247-5551

I'm pregnant and considering adoption. Where do I get help? FSGV Pregnancy Counselling and Adoption Agency.

How do I get financial assistance for childcare? Ministry of Children & Family Development

I am a grandparent raising my grandchild. What are my rights and what kind of benefits can I receive? Clicklaw

Family Support and Counseling Services

Parenting and Child Care


Adoption, Fostering, and Guardianship

Trans, Gender-Variant, Two-Spirit: Family Support

Parenting Gender Diverse Youth Drop-In for Parents

This group for parents runs weekly for the entire year, focusing on building specific resiliency skills within parents and on providing resources and support that are specific to parenting gender diverse youth. Parents will be able to speak with other parents that are struggling through the same issues, learn how to support their youth and gain more information regarding this diverse community.

Who: Family Services of BC
When: Tuesday 6pm-8pm
Where: 203-1111 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Contact: or 604-981-5281 (Kim LaForest and Anna Janz)

PFLAG Vancouver (Parents & Friends of LGBT)

PFLAG provides support for all family members and friends of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.

When: Monthly meetings- please see website for more up to date information.
Where: Various meeting locations in Vancouver
Contact: 604-626-5667 or