Mayoral Candidates Forum
Date: Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Choi Hall, Main Floor S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Social Services Centre (28 W. Pender St, Vancouver BC V6B 1R6)
The purpose of this forum is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn the Candidates’ views and positions on issues related to housing, transportation and employment that impact the diverse communities in Vancouver. The forum will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation provided in Cantonese and Mandarin.
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Multicultural Family Resource Centre
Affiliated with the Multicultural Early Childhood Development Program, our Multicultural Family Resource Centre operates every Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 pm and every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
It offers Parents and Tots drop-in sessions. Services are available in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Farsi.
Scope of Service:
- Free Play
- Arts and Crafts
- Circle Time
- Resource Library – The library has reading and audio/visual materials in English, Korean, Farsi and Chinese for parents and children to borrow.
Translated ECD Materials:
With the support of United Way of the Lower Mainland, S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has translated a number of early childhood development educational materials into three languages:
Our center drop-in hours are:
Tuesday : 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Room 23, 2058-1163 Pinetree Way ,
V3B 8A9, Coquitlam
Individuals or families can be self referred or referred by other agencies or ministries. For enquiry and referrals, please call:Farsi-speaking worker 604-468-6023
Korean-speaking worker 604-468-6101
Cantonese-speaking worker 604-468-6002
Mandarin-speaking worker 604-468-6100This service is FREE OF CHARGEThis project is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and
United Way (Success By 6)
Family Life Education
Family Life Education aims at equipping individuals and families with the proper knowledge, skills and attitudes so that they can successfully go through various developmental stages and life transitions. The service is provided in the form of seminars, groups and mass media programs.
Our group facilitators hold degrees in clinical/counselling psychology, social work or related discipline, and many are registered members of various professional associations. We support our staff with ongoing development, training and education in order to keep their knowledge up-to-date.
We practice high standards of professional conduct and maintain strict confidentiality for all clients except under the following circumstances:
(1) under a court order;
(2) incidence of child abuse, or
(3) danger to self or others.
Scope of Service:
Groups and Workshops – to enhance personal growth and family life/relationships
- Parenting (including Parents Support Group, Parenting Educational Courses, Parenting Workshops…)
- Communication Courses
- Stress Management Courses
- Marital Workshops
- Family Relationship Workshops
- Individual Development Workshops
- Cross Cultural Training
Nobody’s Perfect Group
- A six-session-program for parents of children from birth to age five, the group aims at helping parents understand and deal with their own parenting concerns, such as health, safety, mental development and behaviour problems of children. In both Cantonese and Mandarin and is FREE OF CHARGE
Teens-Parents Support Group
- Meeting bi-weekly, this is a mutual support group for parents with children over 12 years of age. Parents come together to share their challenges of parenting in Canada and to identify effective parenting strategies. The group is conducted in Cantonese.
- Service Location: Vancouver PenderTalks and workshops covering a wide range of areas including sex education, understanding social and psychological development of children and youth, rekindling of couple relationship, intimacy, effective parenting, etc. are conducted on a regular basis both in S.U.C.C.E.S.S. offices and external sites.
Individuals or families can be self referred or referred by other agencies or ministries.
For enquiry and referrals,
please call 604-408-7266.
There is a nominal fee for non-funded groups and workshops
This program is partially sponsored by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and
Ministry of Attorney General
Multicultural Early Childhood Development (MECD)
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. believes that immigrant parents of young children (0-6 years old) should have access to culturally appropriate Early Childhood Development (ECD) resources to help build the foundation of their children’s development.
This project provides services for families with children ages 0-6 who reside in the Tri-cities area and are primarily from three different ethnic communities (Korean, Farsi and Chinese).
Our Multicultural Early Childhood Development hold degrees (Bachelor, Master, PhD) in Family and Childhood Development, Counselling Psychology, Social Work, Family Studies, and Psychology. We ensure our staff members maintain ongoing development and training to keep their knowledge up-to-date.
We practice high standards of professional conduct and maintain strict confidentiality for all clients except under the following circumstances: (1) under a court order; (2) incidence of child abuse, or (3) danger to self or others.
- Increase parents’ awareness of the importance of early childhood development
- Inform families about existing early childhood development resources and services
- Assist parents to utilize available services
The program is planned and implemented under the guidance of an Advisory Committee comprised of major early childhood development service providers in the Tri-cities area.
- Consultation/support to service providers
This activity is to increase the cultural competence of service providers through consultation and training
- Bridging services
This service provides practical support to parents in accessing early childhood development services in the Tri-cities area
- Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program (Chinese) (Korean) (Farsi)
This Program is an 8-session preventive parenting education and support program which intends to improve parents’ capabilities to maintain and promote the health of their preschool children. It assists parents to develop the knowledge, skills and self-confidence that are so essential to child-raising. Equally important, it encourages the development of support networks among families and friends.
- Parent-Child Mother-Goose Program (Chinese)
This Program is an 8-week class, meeting for a magical afternoon of lyrics and lullabies, which are full of affection, inflection, fingerplays, bounces and tickles. The program uses no books, bland name, toys, puppets or music; just you, and your child with other parents and children, learning through repetition, various songs, rhymes and stories in a comfortable environment. Snacks will be provided and childminding is available for siblings.
- Parenting Club/Support Group (Chinese) (Korean)
Parents get together for sharing, discussion and workshops on topics like child safety, child development, discipline and etc. Snack and child care will be provided.
- Family Support and Resources Referral (Chinese)
This service is an information giving service and it helps clients connect with other parents and resources in the community.
The above programs are FREE OF CHARGE
Registration & Evaluation:
Individuals or families can be self referred or referred by other agencies or ministries. For enquiry and referrals, please call:
This project is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development and United Way (Success By 6), and is served to the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.
|Location:||Henderson Place, 1163 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam|
|Contact Information:||Farsi-speaking worker||604-330-8064|
This project is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development, and servesthe communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody