Resources

The following is a list of organizations which have programs and services that are useful for parents/guardians of children ages 0 to 6 in Abbotsford.

Abbotsford Early Years: Community Partners

Archway Community Services
Phone: 604-859-7681 | Visit Website

Archway Community Services provides a wide variety of programs and services including multi-cultural services, programs for young children, seniors and many more.

Family Centre (Archway Community Services)
Phone (604) 859-7681 local 266 | Visit Website

Abbotsford Child & Youth Committee
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The Abbotsford Child and Youth Committee (ACYC) is a group of community partners, including service providers and family members, that are dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families in Abbotsford. On the Abbotsford Child & Youth Committee website you can find online resources, local programs, services and supports including mental health and substance use resources for children, youth and families in Abbotsford. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive listing of programs available in the community from recreation and social programs to supports for challenging issues including meeting basic needs and mental health.

Abbotsford School District #34
Phone: 604-859-4891 |Visit Website

The Abbotsford School District is committed to providing learners of all ages and abilities with a multitude of innovative programs and educational support. We are guided in what we do by our mission statement: “Preparing and inspiring our students for a lifetime of success through respect, opportunity and innovation”.

StrongStart

Phone: 778-880-8554 (Abbotsford Early Years) | Visit Website

StrongStart is a free, drop-in, parent participatory early learning program for preschool-aged children. A qualified early childhood educator leads activities, including stories, music and arts, to help children grow linguistically, emotionally and socially, and become comfortable in a school-like setting. There are 13 StrongStart Centres locations throughout the community.

ALEXANDER ELEMENTARY,
2250 Lobban Rd.
BLUE JAY ELEMENTARY,
30995 Southern Dr.
CLEARBROOK ELEMENTARY,
3614 Clearbrook Rd.
DORMICK PARK ELEMENTARY,
32161 Dormick Ave.
Dr. T.A. SWIFT ELEMENTARY,
34800 Mierau Ave.
GODSON ELEMENTARY,
33130 Bevan Rd.
HARRY SAYERS ELEMENTARY,
31321 Blueridge Dr.
JACKSON ELEMENTARY,
33165 King Rd.
JOHN MACLURE ELEMENTARY,
2990 Oriole Cres.
MARGARET STENERSEN ELEMENTARY,
3060 Old Clayburn Rd.
TERRY FOX ELEMENTARY,
3071 Babich St.
TEN BROEK ELEMENTARY,
2580 Stanley St.
SWEENEY NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE,
33355 Bevan Ave (behind Abby. Senior)

Abby Community School Society (ACSS)
Phone: 604-853-2221 | Visit Website

Abby Community School Society as a non-profit organization is committed to providing and promoting programs that support life-long learning in the Abbotsford Community. As a community school, our goal is to enrich the lives of the people in our surrounding neighbourhoods by offering a wide range of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. We offer free and cost-effective classes and special events to ensure that every member of our community has the opportunity to participate in our programs.

Abbotsford Public Health Unit
Phone: 604-864-3400 | Visit Website

Public health units provide information on child health, growth, and development, as well as services which include screening, assessment, referrals, immunizations, communicable disease control, and access to resource materials. They also offer prenatal and postnatal services, as well as programs that focus on health promotion.

Child & Youth Mental Health
Phone: 604-870-5880 | Crisis Line: 1-877-820-7444
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The Ministry of Children & Family Development is available for meetings with children and families; they deal with issues such as family conflict, self-esteem, and behavioural programs, provide onsite counselling when necessary, and provide families with resources available or refer parents to proper agencies.

Child Care Resource & Referral
Phone: 604-850-7934 | Visit Website

The Child Care Resource & Referral program acts to link families and child care providers within the community by offering quality child care referrals, resources and support to child care providers and parents. Your community's BEST source of child care information and resources.

Fraser Valley Child Development Centre
Phone: 604-852-2686 | Visit Website

The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, in partnership with parents and community, provides services to children 0-18 years with developmental delays and/or disabilities. With offices in Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack, we care for a child's growth and development both on-site and through outreach services which encompass support, consultation and direct therapy through Early Intervention Services for children birth to 5 years, School Age Services for children aged 6-18 years and through Specialized Services developed in response to our community need.

Hand in Hand Child Care Society
Phone: 604-859-1843 | Visit Website

Hand in Hand works in partnership with the community to provide affordable, quality child care on-site at 13 elementary schools. Hand in Hand provides licensed before & after school care for 5-12 year olds including full day programs on Pro-D days, Spring & Christmas break, and through the summer months. Preschool is offered at 6 of the sites.

New Beginnings
Phone: 604-850-7303 | Visit Website

The New Beginnings program, a coordinated effort between Archway Community Services and the Abbotsford School District, provides full and part-time programs for young parents to complete or upgrade their high school education, as well as high quality childcare, parenting courses, and individual support.

Ministry of Child & Family Development
Phone: 604-870-5880 | Visit Website

The Ministry of Children & Family Development offers a wide range of programs and services to children, youth, parents, families, people with special needs, and those fighting addictions. Services are contracted out to community agencies and delivered directly by the following teams:

  • Child Protection Investigation Team, Guardianship and Adoption Team, Protective Family Service Team, Youth Team, Child and Youth with Special Needs Team, Child and Youth Mental Health Team, Resource Team (fostering)

United Way Fraser Valley
Phone 604-852-1234 | Visit Website

United Way has been helping people in the Lower Mainland for more than 80 years. Working with over 150 community partners, we fund over 300 programs each year to create a better future for children, families and seniors.

Additional Resources

City of Abbotsford –
Parks, Recreation & Culture
Phone: 604-859-3134 | Visit Website

Food Bank
(Archway Community Services)
Phone: 604-859-5749 | Visit Website

In addition to food distribution, in partnership with Archway Community Services and other amazing people, AFB offers our guests free dental care at our on-site clinic, kids’ soccer camps, seasonal fresh produce, special Christmas Hampers, and other exciting programs.

Fraser Valley Regional Library
Abbotsford Community Library: 604-853-1753
Clearbrook Library: 604-859-7814
Mt. Lehman Library: 604-856-4988
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Healthy Abbotsford
Phone: 604-859-3134 local 5297 | Visit Website

Healthy Abbotsford is a city-wide initiative to engage the residents of the community in promoting, fostering and engaging in healthy lifestyle choices to encourage the overall improvement in the health and well being of residents of Abbotsford.

The Salvation Army – The Centre of Hope
Phone: 604-852-9305 | Visit Website

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada and 117 countries around the world.

BC211
In partnership with the United Way
Dial 211 for free information about any community, social and government services. 211 is FREE, confidential, multilingual, and available 24/7.
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Cerebral Palsy Group