January 8, 2019

January 2019 newsletter

Written by Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society
Happy New Year to
All Mount Pleasant & CCC Families!
Executive Director's
New Years Report
Please join me in welcoming Betisa Mohammadi as our new Program Manager at the Robson Park Family Drop-In.  Betisa is a Clinical Councellor with a wealth of experience providing individual consultations for family members as well as diverse background facilitating parent education groups and supporting the professional development of her teammates. Betisa is passionate about supporting children and families and it is with great enthusiasm that she joins our staff family here at the Family Centre.Also, please continue to support MPFCS' programs by becoming members. 
Membership fees are reduced for the remainder of the fiscal year and that we are still striving to reach 333 members! Fees: from Jan to April 2019 = $20Best Wishes for a happy & healthy 2019!Gini Bonner, ED MPFCS
Staff Member of the Month
Gini Bonner

I have been the Executive Director of Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society since 2012.  However, my history with Family Resources Programs extends back to the early 90’s when I was the Family Support Worker at South Vancouver Family Place. I have a lovely blended family consisting of 2 adult daughters and one son.  My life partner Paul Iverson, is a musician and guitar repair man and we have lived in Deep Cove, North Vancouver for the past 25 years.  In my professional life, I have always worked  in Vancouver and have found this to be a positive choice allowing me to debrief my work life during the sometimes long journey home! I am a hatha yoga teacher and have practiced Iyengar yoga for nearly 35 years!  However, in recent years I have become a kundalini practitioner and find that this practice has elevated my dedication and devotion to all aspects of my life! 

I have a proven record of success, providing family support and leadership in the delivery of community based services and I have a keen understanding of the importance of establishing a welcoming environment that fosters personal dignity, validation and respect. 

My professional goal is to use my skills to ensure parents, caregivers and children can learn, play and share together in an informal and nurturing family centered environment, supported by experienced Family Resource Practitioners and Early Years Settlement Workers. And my ultimate personal goal is to contribute to a society where children are thriving, families are resilient and communities are well connected.

Sat Nam


Family Drop-In

January 7th, Monday: Family Drop in opens! Regular hours resume.
January 18th, Friday: Additional Drop in session from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  Closed in the afternoon.
January 25th, Friday: Additional Drop in session from 9:30 – 11:30 am.  Closed in the afternoon.
February 1st, Friday: Gordon Neufeld Parenting Group begins 9:30 – 11:30 am.  Closed in the afternoon.
January 9-March 13, Wednesdays: Music therapy with Adam from 1:45-2:15pm
Circles of Care & Connection Program
Come visit our Family Drop-In Program, located at the ISSofBC Welcome Centre, 3rd floor playroom, 2610 Victoria Drive.
Drop-In Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 9:30 - 11:30 AM & from 1:00 - 3:00 PMJanuary 14, 21 & 28, Mondays: 1:00 - 3:00 PM,  Healthy Together during afternoon Drop-In. Healthy Together is an innovative family education program that brings families together to learn to make healthy choices and build healthy relationships.  To register, please contact Theresa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
January 8 - January 29, Tuesdays: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. Sound, Movement and Play. Room 101. Family participation is required.  
Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

We are a non-profit society offering a range of resources and services for parents, caregivers and their young children, pre-birth to 6 years. A Home Away From Home, Mount Pleasant Family Centre is a place for families with young children to drop in, make new friends, learn new skills and receive support in times of need.

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