Resources

For Parents, Guardians & Families

Abbotsford Community Services

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


Phone

604-859-7681

Address

Main Location
2420 Montrose Ave.
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 3S9

Affordable Child Care Benefit - Financial Assistance for Child Care

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.

Abbotsford Child and Youth Committee

Programs and resources for children, youth and their support networks.

Abbotsford Early Years Centre

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.

Phone

778-880-8554

Address

Sweeney Neighbourhood Centre
33355 Bevan Ave.
Abbotsford, BC V2S 0E7

Phone

604-859-3134

Address

32315 South Fraser Way
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 1W7

Phone

604.859.4891

Address

School Board Office
2790 Tims Street
Abbotsford B.C.
V2T 4M7

BC Child Care Resource & Referral Programs

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.

B.C. Early Childhood Tax Benefit

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.

www2.gov.bc.ca

BC Early Years Centre

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.

Canada Child Tax Benefit

The Canada child tax benefit (CCTB) is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18 years of age.

www.cra-arc.gc.ca

Community Care Facilities Licensing

  • List of licensed facilities
  • Inspection reports
  • Apply for a child care license
  • Resources for child care operators
  • Exemption or temporary placement
  • Complaints and investigations

Phone

604-870-6000

Address

#102-34194 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC

Address

2420 Montrose Avenue,
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 3S9

Find Support BC

Connecting families of persons with disabilities with resources available to them.

Address

Family Support Institute
227 6th Street
New Westminster, BC V3L 3A5

Food Bank

  • Free Dental
  • Basics for Babies
  • All Play Kids Sports
  • Starfish Pack
  • Emergency Hampers
  • Christmas Bureau

Phone

604.859.5749

Address

33914 Essendene Ave.
Abbotsford BC
V2S 2H8

Fraser Health - Abbotsford Public Health Unit

Phone

604-864-3400

Address

104-34194 Marshall Road,
Abbotsford, BC,
V2S 5E4

Phone

604-855-3328

Address

2276 Clearbrook Road,
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 2X5

Helpline for Children

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

Phone

310-1234

Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) - Abbotsford

  • Resources
  • Intake & Investigation (Child Protection)
  • Adoptions
  • Youth Justice
  • Youth Team
  • Protective Family Service Team

Child & Youth Mental Health Services (CYMH)

Phone

604-870-5880

Address

1st Floor-2828 Cruickshank Street
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 5M4

Strong Start – School District 34

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

Phone

604-855-3363

Address

103-34314 Marshall Road,
Abbotsford, BC

The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health

The FORCE mandate is to support and empower families and work collaboratively with professionals and systems in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of families.