Kits House Programs
Click on a themed tab below to reveal all the programs we have to offer. We have many active programs, as well as some that are currently inactive but will be returning soon. If the program you are interested in is currently inactive, feel free to reach out to the contact person listed to show them your interest!
Bumble Bear Daycare
Bumbletree Childcare: Part-time care
Camosun Kids Club: Out of School Care
Camosun Kid’s Club Out of School Care, located at 2465 West 10th Ave, is an after school program run by licensed Kits House staff for children 5 – 12years old following a child-oriented, Reggio Emilia inspired philosohpy. Pick ups from Ou rLady of Perpetual Help school available.
Dunbar Kid’s Club: Out of School Care
Kistilano Kid’s Club: Out of School Care
Kits House Summer Camp
Car Seat Safety Checks
Get your car seat checked in a one-on-one appointment by one of our BCAA trained volunteers that have been certified as Car Seat Educators.
Book an appointment to spend an hour with a volunteer computer tutor and learn the basics for operating your computer, laptop, or tablet! Learn how to use email, access the internet, manage your photos, social media, and more!
In collaboration with Dragonstone counselling, Kits House will be hosting counselling sessions by counselors who are completing their Master’s Degree. For Kits Members only. Book your appointment today!
Income Tax Program
The Kits House Income Tax Program helps eligible taxpayers with a modest income and a simple tax solution. If you need help with your taxes click on the button below to read more and see if you are eligible.
Introduction to Sewing
Learn basic sewing skills in a welcoming atmosphere.
Knit together with your neighbours to make hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters for the homeless. Beginners welcome!
Kits House Book Club
Book Club facilitator Angela Haaf suggests a good read each month followed by a discussion at the monthly Kits House Book Club
Come hang out with other guys to discuss work/life/financial stability solutions.
Neighbourhood Small Grants
The 2018 Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) and Greenest City Grant (GCG) applications open Monday February 19, 2018 and close Monday April 9, 2018. Submit an application outlining your project idea that makes your community a more connected and/or greener place!
Effective Parenting after Separation
Parenting program for separated or divorced parent, or any other parent going through this process. Learn effective tips on co-parenting, finding available resources, and more.
Family Drop In
A participant-led program for parents & caregivers with children 0 – 6 years old, to drop in on Mondays and Fridays from 10-11:30am and meet your neighbours and share your skills in activities.
Kits in the Park
The perfect drop-in outdoor program filled with activities for families and caregivers with children 0-6 years old.
Mama & Papa Goose
Learn to build a strong relationship with your children as pre-teens, gain the confidence and skills to guide your children into and through the risk-taking teen years.
Mama & Papa Goose - English & Spanish
Meet local families and create community connections while building a healthy bond between yourself and your child through song, rhymes, and storytelling, stimulating their language development in English and Spanish.
My Tween & Me
A program for parents and caregivers with children 7 – 12 years of age. Learn to build a strong relationship with your children as pre-teens, gain the confidence and skills to guide your children into and through the risk-taking teen years.
Parents of children from newborn to 6 years old will have the opportunity to discuss common parent issues, make connections and meet new friends.
Parenting in the Canadian Context
In this Mandarin program, you’ll learn about cultural difference, parenting rights, guiding children’s behaviour and more, within a Canadian context.
Food Skills Program
A hands-on cooking program where you’ll learn budgeting strategies, and how to cook nutritious meals for your family!
Have fun with hands-in cooking sessions, food-based activities with take-home recipes and group exercise and kick start your healthy life style.
Healthy Cooking with Preteens
A program, for preteens 7 – 12 years old, to learn to cook healthily, engage in physical activity and discuss skills to help pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Volunteer Baking Group
Are you a registered Kits House volunteer? If you love to bake and have some time to spare, Kits House can use your talents. Join us to create delicious baked goods for Kits House programs!
Advance Care Planning
Are you ready for tomorrow’s decisions? Learn about Advance Care Planning and how to prepare for future health and personal care decisions at this free information session.
Better at Home
Continue living independently in your home with assistance with simple non-medical and day-to-day tasks. Services include transportation, volunteer visiting, assistance with grocery shopping & housekeeping.
Climate Conversations Seeking Emotional Resilience
Join this small group in discussing various concerns about climate change and how these feelings affect us.
Gentle Chair Movement
Learn to breath and move in your own best way from the comfort of a chair! This 6 week series will focus on careful and effective stretching and strength building.
Gentle Chair Yoga
These fun classes incorporate breathing techniques and guided meditation. They are designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and posture all from the safety of a chair
Register for 5 web-based workshops with SAGE, to teach you how to navigate online with competence!
Osteofit For Life
A gentle but effective work-out for those with osteoporosis, low bone density or at risk for fractures. Strengthen muscles – Improve balance – Reduce risk of injury.
Seniors Advisory Group
Share your perspective and provide input on Kits House Seniors Programming!
Seniors Art Program
Come explore and create art using a variety of techniques and materials
Seniors Drop In
A place for older adults to socialize, with educational speakers, artistic performances, and cultural activities, all while enjoying a meal (soup, bread, dessert, and refreshments) at a low cost.
This program links seniors with students to help with household tasks. Request help or apply as a student to help.
Join us for group outings such a scenic bus trips around greater Vancouver & beyond. These outings occur every 2 months.
Seniors Peer Support - Coffee Group for Newly Retired
Share and discuss your experience being recently retired or transitioning into retirement with this supportive, friendly, and casual group of people!
Seniors Peer Support - Seniors Friendship Group
Come and meet a fun, reflective, and supportive group of seniors who like to share conversation.
Expressive Art Group
Bridge the Gap
A workshop for preteens in grade 7 to prepare for the transition from elementary to highschool by learning boundaries, boosting self-esteem, settings goals and much more!
Kids Up Front
Ticket opportunity – get tickets for you and your kids to attend sporting, art and cultural events!
Kits House Summer Camp
English Conversation Circles
Meet your neighbours and practice your English skills! Beginner, intermediate, and advance levels available.