Family Place


Clothing Exchange, Parent Lending Library

All Community Services are Free of Charge 

Food Bank Pick up is now on Thursdays 12:00-3:00.

Please feel free to call or email for any inquiries.

 Program Coordinator, Hannah Kahane
Phone: (250) 537-9176

Family Counsellor, Maryanne Benwood
Phone: (250) 537-9938
email Family Place

Services for Pre-Natal, Infants and Toddlers

Family Place is a resource and drop-in program centrally located in Ganges Salt Spring Island, offering a safe and well equipped indoor and outdoor play area, a variety of drop-in and scheduled programs and courses and a range of resources for parents and caregivers of children under six.

The center provides resources, information and parent education opportunities to support healthy and happy families. The facility offers a comfortable playroom, library, sitting area, kitchen, counselling offices, toy library and clothing exchange. Our programs welcome all parents and caregivers of children aged 0 – 6 to enjoy the warm space and community resources at Family Place.

All our activities are Free!!

Family Place
120 Park Drive
Salt Spring Island


A variety of free programs are offered  during mornings, afternoons and some evenings including:

Stay & Play Drop-In: A parent-child drop-in program for families with children ages 0 – 6. Come for a bowl of soup, a snack and play time, connect with other families and access information about community resources and referrals.

Parent-Child Mother Goose: For parents and their babies and young children to focus on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Please join us for singing, snack and play!

Dad ‘n’ Me Pancake Breakfast: Join other dads, grandpas, and uncles for a free pancake breakfast and playtime with your kids. Saturday mornings 8:30 – 10:00.

Putting Kids First; Co-parenting Through Separation and Divorce: A program that supports parents through the process of separation/divorce to develop a respectful, collaborative co-parenting relationship.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program): An 8 week program introducing skills to approach parenting in a positive way that is preventive rather than reactive.

Pre-natal Education Class: A series of relaxed, fun and interactive classes to support new parents on their journey through pregnancy, childbirth and the early weeks of parenthood.

Family Fitness: A family friendly workout where parents and children get to jump around together, get some exercise and have some fun!

Our Programs

A full spectrum of early years programming is offered including:

  • Parent-Child Drop-in
  • Parent-Child Mother Goose
  • Access to Advocacy, Support & Counselling
  • Parent Education
  • Prenatal Education & Resources
  • Co-parenting Resources for Families Going Through Separation & Divorce
  • Early Childhood Behaviour
  • Parenting as a Grandparent
  • Parenting a Child with Special Needs
  • Clothing Exchange
  • Toy Library & Laundry



  • Family Food Bank Pick-up
  • Clothing Exchange
  • Coats for Kids
  • Internet
  • Laundry Machines
  • Toy Library
  • Parent Book Lending Library

FYI:  Licensed Childcare Centres on the Gulf Islands

 Program Coordinator
Phone: (250) 537-9176 OR
(250) 537-9971

For further information, please Email: email Program Coordinator