Early Years Refugee Program

A program for new and current refugee and new immigrant families living in Richmond with children 0-6 years of age. Provides a safe and supportive environment to play and learn, connect with others, learn about parenting within the Canadian context and obtain information about resources available to them in Richmond. See program times and dates below.

Registration is required for this program; please note that certain qualifications must be met. For more information, please contact us at (604) 278-4336 or ruth@richmondfamilyplace.ca.

The Project won the Celebration of Community award.  A video about the project can be seen on YouTube.

What Parents Say

“It was not easy to go and meet new people. I was feeling sad about leaving my country. I didn't like the idea of visiting this place, but I forced myself to go. I was so surprised! I felt safe and confortabel being in the building The staff were welcoming and made me feel warm and cozy, as if it was my own home.”

“Every time I feel distressed, alienated and miss my family, I go there.They give me love and attention and time.”

"A friend told me family place was a place where families and children can spend time and have someone help us learn about the new culture and the way to raise children. I still remember the first time I came to family place. It was a month after I arrived in Canada. My frined told me that it was a beautiful program and that I would not feel like I was in a strange country. All the staff welcomed me and there was food. We sat and ate with other families, My children were very happy at that time and I felt as if I was in my parent's home."

"Family Place provided a place to come when life is hard."