The Coalition currently funds four family centres. These programs are geared towards families with children birth to 6 years of age and are free to attend. All of the drop in programs are for parents and children to attend together.

Click here to see the calendar for centre times/openings.

All the drop in programs are for parents and children to attend together and include the following activities:
• Free Play
• Optional craft
• Nutritious snack
• Snack
• Song and rhyme time
• Story time
• Participants are also encouraged to borrow a book from our lending library

See answers to the right for most commonly asked questions
1) Where to park
2) What entrance to use
3) Whether to check in at the office
4) Are strollers/bikes allowed in
5) How to sign in
6) What kind of footwear will my child need
7) What about my other questions

Parc La Salle Family Centre

Parc La Salle School, 190 Houde Drive

  1. Parking is on Houde Street (past the one hour parking signs).
  2. Use the main entrance to the school on Houde Street.
  3. No need to check in at the office. Centre located in room 112. Follow signs in the hall.
  4. Strollers and bikes can be left against the wall in the hall outside the Family Centre.
  5. A sign-in sheet is located just inside the Family Centre door. Name tags can be found there as well.
  6. Please make sure to bring indoor runners.
  7. All other questions please email us.
Ryerson Family Centre

Ryerson School, 10 Ryerson Avenue

  1. Parking is available along Ryerson. Please do not park in school stalls as that is assigned parking only.
  2. We have our very own entrance at the back of the school (near the school playground on the East side of the school). The entrance is shared with the child care centre.
  3. No need to check into the school office.
  4. Stroller, coats and boots may be left in an assigned area just outside the Family Centre in the cloak room. Bicycle racks are located on either side of the school.
  5. For security reasons everyone must sign in (the center’s book daily) and wear a nametag.
  6. Please make sure to bring indoor runners.
  7. All other questions please email us.
Waverly Heights Family Centre

Run out of the Waverly Heights Community Centre, 1885 Chancellor Dr.
Tuesday & Friday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

  1. Parking is in the community centre parking lot.
  2. Use the side entrance on the south side of the building.
  3. No need to check in at the office.
  4. There is lots of room for strollers right inside the building.
  5. For security reasons everyone must sign in (the center’s book daily) and wear a nametag
  6. Please make sure to bring indoor runners.
  7. All other questions please email us.
Dalhousie Family Centre

Dalhousie School, 262 Dalhousie Drive

  1. Free parking in strip mall on same side of street as school
  2. Use the main entrance (nearest the bulletin board).
  3. Go to the office to check in, they will assist you on your first visit to find the Family Centre.
  4. Strollers are permitted and there is a carpet to leave them outside the Family Centre.
  5. There will be a sign-in book in the family centre to record your visit. We wear plastic clip-on name tags so we can learn each other’s name.
  6. Please make sure to bring indoor runners.
  7. All other questions please email us.