As a single mom raising a baby I have struggled with isolation and exhaustion. Finding Eastside Family Place has been a lifesaver for me.”

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Eastside Family Place (ESFP) offers a variety of programs that promote early childhood development and provide parenting education. Our goals are to help you raise a healthy child(ren) and to help you be the parent/caregiver that you wish to be. ESFP’s programs provide opportunities to meet other families, to create new friendships and to be part of a caring community.

Parenting Education

Nobody’s Perfect

Nobody’s Perfect is a popular Canada-wide parenting education program for parents of young children. Learn more

Circle of Security

Circle of Security is a relationship-based parenting program designed to enhance and deepen the attachment between parents and children. Learn more

Creating Connections and Calming the Self

This program is designed to support children aged 3-5 and their caregivers to explore self-expression and emotional regulation through the expressive arts. Great for more sensitive kids! Learn more

Cook Along with Chef Andrea Potter

Creating healthy habits starts with mastering a few versatile and nutritious meals that your taste-buds love! Join Chef and Nutritionist Andrea Potter of Rooted Nutrition online. We offer once monthly live zoom sessions on Friday evenings. Learn more


Workshops on a variety of topics for parents/caregivers are offered throughout the year. Recent workshops have included infant massage, first aid, sleep, discipline and many others. Learn more

Early Literacy & Learning

Toddler Rhythm & Rhyme + Movement is a fun, interactive program for you and your child, ages 18 months to 3 years. Songs, rhymes, and movement promote early literacy and early childhood development. Learn more