Programs

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!

English Conversation Circles

Meet your neighbours and practice your English skills! Beginner, intermediate, and advance levels available.

Multicultural Women Support Program

Learn about Canadian culture & the resources that are available, while getting involved in your community and  having fun! Free childminding provided.

Expressive Art Group

This program provides a safe place for children to express themselves through visual arts, share personal stories, make new friends, learn how to support one another and build confidence.

Kids Up Front

Take your kids to the latest sporting, art & culture, and recreation events without breaking your budget!

 

 

Kits House Summer Camp

This summer, Kits House will be running a summer camp for children between the ages of 5 to 12. Each week, the theme will alternate between the outdoors, cooking, sports, and science. Join us for a summer of fun! Space is limited, so make sure to register quickly.

Maker Girl Club Series

 

For girls Grades 7 - 10 that are interested in science and engineering, this club series will help them explore their interest with demonstrations, experiments and creations! 

 

NutriFoodie Dietitian-led Cooking Camp

Get your kids off their electronics and more involved in the kitchen with this dietitian-led cooking camp!

Spring Break Camp

 

 

 

Cooking, science and sports, oh my! This spring break camp is filled with tons to do for your kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6 during spring break.

 

 

 

Bumble Bear Daycare

Bumble Bear Daycare, located in the yellow house-looking portion of Kits House, is a full-time, licensed daycare inspired by Reggio Emelia styled approach for children 2.5 to 5 years old.

Lord Tennyson Childcare Centre

Kits House is projected to open a new childcare center incorporated in the new Lord Tennyson Elementary School in 2020

 

Bumbletree Childcare: Part-time care

Bumbletree Childcare, located in the St Geogre's Room of Kits House, is an occasional care, licensed child care program lead by passionate and engaged staff supporting the growth of children 2.5 - 5 years old in a fun and safe environment.

Camosun Kids Club: Out of School Care

Camosun Kid's Club Out of School Care, located at 2465 West Crown St, 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 Our Lady of Perpetual Help school available.

Dunbar Kid’s Club: Out of School Care

Dunbar Kid's Club Out of School Care, located at 3776 West 28th Ave, is an after school program run by licensed Kits House staff for children 5 - 12 years old following a child-oriented, Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy. Pick ups from Immaculate Conception and Queen Elizabeth Annex Schools available.

Kistilano Kid’s Club: Out of School Care

 

Kits Kid's Club Out of School Care, located at 2305 West 7th Ave, is an after school program run by licensed Kits House staff for children 5 - 12 years old following a child-oriented, Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy. Pick ups from Immaculate Conception and Queen Elizabeth Annex Schools available.

 

Kits House Summer Camp

 

 

This summer, Kits House will be running a summer camp for children between the ages of 5 to 12. Each week, the theme will alternate between the outdoors, cooking, sports, and science. Join us for a summer of fun! Space is limited, so make sure to register quickly.

 

 

Spring Break Camp

Cooking, science and sports, oh my! This spring break camp is filled with tons to do for your kids from Kindergarten to Grade 6 during spring break.

Community Potlucks

Grab your big spoon and serving dish and join us in the Kits House Living Room for delicious dinners, friendly conversation & gregarious games at our monthly potlucks! If you are able, bring a dish to share, vegetarian preferred.

Kits Cares Cafe

 

A free delicious meal available to anyone, once a week!

 

Food Skills Program

A hands-on cooking program where you’ll learn budgeting strategies, and how to cook nutritious meals for your family!

FoodFit

 

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.

 

NutriFoodie Dietitian-led Cooking Camp

 

Get your kids off their electronics and more involved in the kitchen with this dietitian-led cooking camp!

 

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!

Westside Community Food Market

 

The Westside Community Food Market is a weekly market in the heart of Kitsilano, brought to you by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House & the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC).

 

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.

Family Gym Time

Get out of the house on Saturday mornings and join us for some family fun activities focus on gross motor development.

Healthy Sexuality Workshop

 

 
Learn how to talk to your children about their bodies, relationships, body safety and sexuality

 

Information & Referral - Family Support

  
Set up an appointment with us to get the extra support, information and proper referrals you need for your family.

Kids Up Front

Take your kids to the latest sporting, art & culture, and recreation events without breaking your budget!

Kits in the Park

The perfect drop-in outdoor program filled with activities for families and caregivers with children 0-6 years old running from July 6th to Aug 24th.

Mama & Papa Goose (Infant Group)

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 (Toddler Group)

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.

 

Nobody's Perfect

 

Parents of children from newborn to 6 years old will have the opportunity to discuss common parent issues, make connections and meet new friends.

 

Understanding Anxiety in Children & Cultivating Resilience

 

In this two part seminar, caregivers will learn how anxiety develops and is reinforced in children, and how caregivers can help them  to build their resilience. 

 

Car Seat Safety Checks

 

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Book a one-on-one car seat check with one of the Kits House BCAA certified Car Seat Educators.

 

Computer Tutorials

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!

Counselling Sessions

 

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 Clinics

The Income Tax Clinics at Kits House help 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 about the program and see if you qualify for the program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Sewing

Learn basic sewing skills in a welcoming atmosphere.

Kids Up Front

Take your kids to the latest sporting, art & culture, and recreation events without breaking your budget!

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

Knitting Circles

Knit together with your neighbours to make hats, scarves, socks, and sweaters for the homeless. Beginners welcome!

Men's Monday Meet Ups

 

Come hang out with other guys to discuss work/life/financial stability solutions.

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

 

Learn the practice of mindfulness and navigate life with more ease in this eight week program facilitated by registered psychologist Dr Yaari Dyer. 

 

 

Neighbourhood Small Grants

 

The 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) and Greenest City Grant (GCG) applications open Wednesday February 13, 2019 and close Tuesday April 9, 2019. Project Leaders are encouraged to submit their applications well in advance of the deadline. This will allow the Neighbourhood Grants Committee and Coordinator time to sort out any problems or hiccups with applications prior to final decisions being made.

Sing-A-Long

Spend a magical time singing your favourite songs with Earle Peach. Request favourites, learn new ones, harmonize or just trill along with good ole' fashioned fun

Westside Community Food Market

 

The Westside Community Food Market is a weekly market in the heart of Kitsilano, brought to you by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House & the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC).

 

55 and Better

 

 55 and Better is a program that helps young seniors, aged 55 - 64, with light housekeeping to support them in continuing to live independently at home, and remain connected the community.

 

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

Information & Referral

  
Give us a call, email or visit to ask us for help on finding the information or referrals you need.

Internet Basics

 

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.

Pilates for Seniors

 

 

Pilates is a low impact, gentle movement exercise; one of the best ways to stay healthy!

 

 

Seniors Advisory Committee

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.

Seniors Outings

 

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.