Babies Open New Doors Program (BOND)

#103, 4511 Marine, Powell River  V8A 2K5
604 485 2604   Fax::   604 485 9244
Katie Fodor, Program Coordinator   Email

A prenatal and postnatal service providing support, resources and information for mothers-to-be and new mothers. See website for complete information.

Early Childhood Family & Support Program

Child, Youth & Family Services Society (CYFSS)
#202, 7373 Duncan Street Powell River  V8A 1W6

604 485 3090  Email   Fax: 604 485 4215
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

Community-based parent training and education groups, and limited individual support services, promoting parental competency and strengthening family life. The focus is on prevention, and healthy child and family development.

Family Friendly Powell River

Developed by the Powell River Child and Youth Inter Services Management Team the Family Friendly Powell River website is designed to provide information and support to Powell River families.

Family Place, Powell River  

Mailing Address: #103 – 4511 Marine Avenue Powell River V8A 2K5

Location: Town Centre Mall (ACROSS FROM WAL MART)

604 485 2706  Email   Fax 604 485 9244

Jean Mackenzie, Coordinator

Community-based child and parent-friendly resource centre where ALL families with young children can meet and make new friends, gain a sense of community and access ongoing peer and professional support in order to raise happy, healthy children.  

Programs & Hours (PDF format)

Family Preservation & Reunification Services

Child, Youth & Family Services Society (CYFSS)

#202, 7373 Duncan Street V8A 1W6

604 485 3090  Email   Fax: 604 485 4215
Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

Parent training & support services for families who are experiencing complex problems that may be multi-generational and include such difficulties as historical abuse, grief & loss, a high degree or conflict &/or substance abuse.  Services are provided in-centre or in the family’s natural setting, as appropriate.  Includes supervised access and homemaker services as directed by the Ministry of Children & Family Development.  Referral through the ministry.

La Leche League, Powell River  International Website

Karin Forsyth   604 483 4667

Our Mission is to help mothers worldwide to breast feed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

Meetings: 10–12 last Monday of month at Family Place (Mall); call for info

Mom and Tots Group

Salvation Army

4500 Joyce Avenue, Powell River V8A 3A6

604 485 6067

A group to encourage one another through friendship and play - crafts, circle time, stories and songs.. All you need is a small snack to share.  

0 - 4 years old  Mondays 9:30 - 11:30

Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program

Employment Program Society, (PREP)

4727 Marine Avenue  

Mailing Address: #103, 4511 Marine, V8A 2K5

604 485 2004  Email   Fax: 604 485 9244

Dennis Bremner, Chairperson

Margaret Leitner, Executive Administrator

Referrals: Public Health   604 485 8850

A parenting education and support program for parents of children 0-5 that was developed nationally and is presented in every province and territory. Locally each program series is 5-6 weekly sessions and is scheduled at least twice yearly, in spring and fall.  The program is co-facilitated by a Public Health Nurse and a trained community facilitator.  Parents have the opportunity to share ideas, tips and experiences of parenting children in their early years. Registration is required.  The program is free and refreshments are provided at the sessions.

Orca Bus

Success by 6
PO Box 370, V8A 5C2

Heather Gordon, Powell River Coordinator  604 414 3939  Email

The ORCA (On the Road with Children’s Activities) Bus is an initiative of Success by 6® Powell River in partnership with PRESS (Powell River Educational Services Society), a non-profit entity of School District 47.  

The ORCA bus travels from Saltery Bay to Lund, including Texada, bringing information, programs, activities and fun to neighbourhoods along the way. The bus is literally a vehicle for intergenerational exchanges, for early childhood development, for learning and connecting, and for bringing services like early literacy supports, information about health and nutrition, puppets, stories and cultural exchange to all areas of the region. See the website for more information.

Parent-Child Mother Goose Program National Website

Child, Youth & Family Services Society

#202, 7373 Duncan Street V8A 1W6

604 485 3090  Email   Fax: 604 485 4215

Office Hours: 8:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday

A national program designed to enhance the relationship between parents and their children through shared words, actions, images and feelings of rhymes and stories.  Call for local program details.

Parenting Wisely

Child, Youth and Family Services Society, Powell River

#202 – 7373 Duncan Street, V8A 1W6

604 485 3090  Email

Six-week group sessions are offered once a year; one-on-one sessions with facilitators are available as requested.

Just for Kids at the Library

604 485 4796  Email

Games • Research & Homework • Summer Reading Program • Computer Use • Fun and Useful Links

Success by 6

PO Box 370, V8A 5C2

Heather Gordon, Powell River Coordinator  604 414 3939  Email

Success By 6® is an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life.

Services for Parents, Babies and Toddlers

Resources for parenting and services for preschool children in Powell River.

Other Resources:

On this site: Kids & TeensGetting HelpProvincial Government

Other Sites: CYFSSFamily Friendly Powell River •  Vancouver Coastal Health

See the Business Directory for child care services.

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