For Parents, Guardians & Families
Abbotsford Community Services is a non-profit, multi-service, multi-funded community based social service agency. They help thousands of people each year:
- From newborn babies to seniors
- From women escaping violence to people struggling with addictions
- From newcomers in Canada to people with developmental disabilities
On September 1, 2018, the Affordable Child Care Benefit will replace the Child Care Subsidy. The new funding will help families with the cost of child care, depending on factors like family size, type of care and household income.
This is a resource for parents of young children in Abbotsford and is a one-stop location for parents to find out information about learning, health and family services - including: child care, parenting, child development, referrals for social supports, special needs services, early intervention therapies, and public health services.
Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre
33355 Bevan Ave.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 0E7
Child Care Resource & Referral programs offer quality child care referrals, resources and support to all child care providers and parents in over 400 communities across the Province of British Columbia.
The B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit (BCECTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising young children under age 6. Benefits from this program are combined with the federal Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) and the B.C. family bonus program into a single monthly payment.
BC Early Years Centres provide B.C. families with access to a range of early years services and supports, information and referrals in a one-stop, convenient location. With a focus on improving child outcomes, a significant task of BC Early Years Centres is working within an integrated service delivery model to make it easier for families with young children to access what they need.
BC Early Years Centres exist in schools, child development centres, recreation centers, storefronts, local not-for-profit service provider locations, and as mobile ‘satellite centres.’ All of the BC Early Years Centres build on current work in their communities and are leveraging existing partnerships and programs.
310-1234 (no area code needed)
When it concerns child abuse, anyone can call the Helpline for Children ... anytime, day or night. Simply dial "310-1234” (no area code needed).
For emergencies outside office hours (8:30-4:30 pm, Monday to Friday) call us 24-hours at:
- Vancouver, the North Shore & Richmond: 604 660-4927
- Lower Mainland from Burnaby & Delta in the west to Maple Ridge and Langley in the east: 604 660-8180
- Rest of the province: 1 800 663-9122
- Intake & Investigation (Child Protection)
- Youth Justice
- Youth Team
- Protective Family Service Team
Child & Youth Mental Health Services (CYMH)
1st Floor-2828 Cruickshank Street
StrongStart is a free, drop-in early learning program for children (ages 0-5 years) accompanied by a parent or caregiver. There are 13 StrongStart centres in Abbotsford School District:
- Alexander Elementary
- Community Aboriginal Centre
- Clearbrook Elementary
- Dormick Park Elementary
- Dr. T.A. Swift Elementary
- Godson Elementary
- Harry Sayers Elementary
- John Maclure Elementary/Community School
- Margaret Stenersen Elementary
- Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre
- Ten-Broeck Elementary
- Terry Fox Elementary