New Welcome House Video

September 29, 2014

Circles of Care and Connection, the Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society's program for refugee families with young children, is pleased to be part of the new Welcome House being built on Victoria Drive near East 10th Avenue. Ground has been broken, and construction has started!

Hello Families!

The Family Centre has the privilege of participating in Metamorfest, a community street festival here in Mount Pleasant. We need your help, particularly toward the end of the event (6 PM) when we are tidying up. If you are available and willing, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact information and we will send you more details.

Thanks so much for your support!


The Family Centre has been given 10 tickets to a Vancouver Giants game! These tickets are available to anyone with a current membership. Vancouver vs. Victoria, Sunday 28 September, 5 PM. If you are interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All Members Welcome at the Annual General Meeting

for the Mount Pleasant Family Centre

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October 21, Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 PM


The evening will begin with a potluck dinner (provided by the existing Board members) all together upstairs in the playroom. After dinner, the adults will go downstairs for the meeting and the children will stay upstairs to play with the childcare providers.

So that we can prepare enough food and provide enough childcare, please register your attendance via email to Gini Bonner: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In the email, please include your name, your child(ren)'s names and ages, and your member number (if you have it handy).

Among other things, new board members are voted in at the AGM. So far, we have three candidates, but there is room for more. If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Marnie Watson via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to include your name with the other board candidates.

Please note: Only those people with current memberships are allowed to voteand/or become board members. You are welcome to update your membership online or in person at the drop-in before the meeting. Membership fees will not be collected at the AGM.

Thank you for your continued participation. We hope to see you at the AGM!

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Many thanks to Morgan Reid, a local dad and member of the Family Centre, who facilitated discussions today related to media and technology. He left us with a few resource lists that we will have available for the next week or so. Here are a few links from Morgan's list:


From Common Sense Media

Family Media Agreement

Common Sense Media Tip Sheet for Parents


Books to Read

Understanding Media and Screen Time Effects on Children:

Virtual Child: The Terrifying Truth About What Technology is Doing to Children by Cris Rowan


Understanding Brain Development

The Female Brain and The Male Brain by Louann Brizendine


Advertising and Corporate Pursuit of Children

Childhood Under Siege by Joel Bakan


If you have any further questions about technology and its impact on families, feel free to email Morgan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Photo Credit: Nicolas Alejandro Street Photography via Compfight

Here is a little video of this year's Canada Day Celebration at the Mount Pleasant Family Centre. Thanks to all for attending, enjoy!


The Mt. Pleasant Family Centre recieved the following letter from Libby Davies in response to the postcard campaign organized by CAPC (Community Action Program for Children) and CPNP (Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program). Many thanks to all of our parents and caregivers who filled out a postcard telling our government officials just how important our services are to you and your children.


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Come one, come all to our Canada Day Celebration! 

Monday, June 30, from 10 AM - 2 PM, rain or shine.

Our regular drop-in will resume Wednesday, July 2.


We hope to see you there!

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