Westshore Child, Youth, and Family Centre

 

Located in the West Shore (Colwood, BC) and operated by the Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, this facility allows families in need to access to numerous community programs and services for children and youth all under one roof. Providing safe, healthy activities for the burgeoning population of young people in this rapidly growing community. The Centre is two storeys and approximately 38,000 square feet includes:

  • Warm and welcoming entrance, waiting area and children’s play area
  • Community kitchen where youth and parents can learn life skills, make nutritious meals and prepare food for others in the community
  • Preschool, child day care and out-of-school care spaces
  • Public health clinic in which a broad range of services will be offered from well-baby clinics to immunizations to parenting support
  • Rehabilitation spaces including occupational and physiotherapy gyms
  • Counselling rooms for individual and family counselling to address a wide range of issues such as addiction, family breakdown and parenting
  • Community meeting spaces, including a large activity room for community gatherings and therapeutic recreation
  • Family activity centre in which parent-child, educational and networking programs will be offered
  • Family resource centre where information on family life and parenting will be available as well as a toy library and clothing exchange
  • Intensive family support spaces
  • Youth support spaces
  • Mini gymnasium

There have been many partner agencies involved including:

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Victoria Capital Region
  • Boys and Girls Club Services of Greater Victoria
  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • Nisika Community Services/Juan de Fuca Home Support
  • Pacific Centre Family Services Association
  • Separation and Divorce Resource Centre
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
  • Victoria Family Violence Prevention Society
  • Victoria YM/YWCA
  • West Shore Community Resources

VDA was Prime Consultant for this project.

Located in the West Shore (Colwood, BC) and operated by they Queen Alexandra Foundation for Children, this facility allows families in need to access to numerous community programs and services for children and youth all under one roof. Providing safe, healthy activities for the burgeoning population of young people.