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

ESFP supports and models healthy interactions between children, parents and caregivers

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