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 (Online)

Meet others in the community and practice your English conversation skills too! Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels available.

 

Multicultural Women's Support Program (Online)

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

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Come join us at Kits House to learn create and have fun during our Multicultural Crochet Meetups!

Multicultural Crochet Meetups

Come join us at Kits House to learn create and have fun during our Multicultural Crochet Meetups!

Expressive Art Group (Online)

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! 

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.

Kids Club Summer Program

This summer, Kits House will be running a summer program 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.

Bumble Bear Daycare (In-person)

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.

Bumbletree Childcare: Part-time care (In-person)

Bumbletree Childcare, located in the St George'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.

Dunbar Kid’s Club: Out of School Care (In-person)

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.

 

Kitsilano Kid’s Club: Out of School Care (In-person)

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 St. Augustine and Lord Tennyson Schools available.

Infant Care at The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre

The infant program (ages of 0 months to 18 months) operates 5 days a week from 7:30am-5:30pm with a group size of 12 children. The program will follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy and be an inspired centre where children can learn and grow. 

Toddler Care at The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre

The toddler program (ages of 18 months to 36 months) operates 5 days a week from 7:30am-5:30pm with a group size of 12 children.The program will follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy and be an inspired centre where children can learn and grow. 

Full-Time 3 to 5 Year Old Care at The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre

The full time 3-5 program operates 5 days a week from 7:30am-5:30pm with a group size of 25 children. The program will follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy and be an inspired centre where children can learn and grow. 

Pre-K Part Time Care at The Collective Tennyson Childcare Centre

A part time Pre-K program for children aged 3-5 years old. The Pre-K program operates 5 days a week from 9:15-2:30pm. Children can register for 3 or 5 days per week. 

The Collective Kids Club – Before and After School Care

The Collective Kids Club operates 5 days a week from 7:30 - 9am and 3 - 6pm and are for children registered as a student at Lord Tennyson Elementary Scholo. The program will follow the Reggio Emilia philosophy and be an inspired centre where children can learn and grow. 

Kids Club Summer Program

This summer, Kits House will be running a summer program 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.

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.

Youth Drop-In (Youth)

Make new friends and enjoy free snacks at Kits House!

 

Kits Secondary Lunch Program

The Kits Secondary Lunch program is a lunch drop-in program which runs every Friday.

 

Pocket Studio

The pocket studio photography & media workshop is an opportunity for youth to take cool photos and videos using their phones!

 

Youth Council

Make new friends and enjoy free snacks at Kits House!

 

Cooking with Val

Learn to cook healthy meals online with chef Val!

Kits Cares Cafe

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

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.

Food Skills Program

 

 

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

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!

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).

Information & Referral - Family Support

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

Mama & Papa Goose - Infant Group

The Mama & Papa Goose program is for parents with children 0 - 18 months. It promotes a healthy bond between you and your child as well as stimulates your child's early language development through songs, rhymes and story times.

Mama & Papa Goose - Toddler Group

Meet local families and create community connections while building a healthy bond between yourself and your child through English and a few Spanish songs, rhymes, and storytelling, stimulating their language development in English and Spanish.

My Tween & Me Parenting Workshops

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.

Circle of Security Parenting Program

This is a relationship- based parenting program that will help with developing your confidence as a parent or caregiver and enrich your connection with your child(ren). 

Family Play Time

A participant-led program for parents & caregivers with children 0 - 6 years old, to drop in, meet your neighbours and share your skills in activities.

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.

Parent Support Services Society of BC: Korean and Mandarin Parent Support Circles

Come, Learn & Connect at YWCA Single Mothers' Support Group. 

YWCA Single Mothers' Support Group

Come, Learn & Connect at YWCA Single Mothers' Support Group.

Understanding Anxiety in Children & Cultivating Resilience

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

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.

Healthy Sexuality Workshop

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

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 in July and August.

Counselling Sessions (Online)

Kits House will be hosting counselling sessions by counselors who are completing their Master's Degree. For Kits Members only. Book your appointment today!

Covid-19 Financial Webinar Series (Online)

Kits House will be hosting a financial webinar series, for those experiencing financial struggles. Book your appointment today!

 

Expressive Art Therapy for All Ages (Online)

Kits House will be hosting a financial webinar series, for those experiencing financial struggles. Book your appointment today!

 

Men's Monday Meet Ups (Online)

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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Online)

Learn the practice of mindfulness, learn tools for dealing with anxiety and navigate life with more ease

 

 

 

 

Kits House Book Club

Book Club host Pam White suggests a good read each month followed by a discussion at the monthly Kits House Book Club

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Small Grants offers you up to $500 to make your community project come to life!

Theatre at a Distance

Theatre at a Distance is a community theatre workshop where individuals can learn and practice the craft of theatre while exploring and re-creating the world we see and the world we want.

Multicultural Crochet Meetups

Come join us at Kits House to learn create and have fun during our Multicultural Crochet Meetups!

Multicultural Tea Ceremony

Kits House will be hosting 10 mutlicultural tea ceremonies, hosted by volunteer facilitators, each session will spotlight a different cultural tea ceremony.

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).

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!

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!

Knitting Circles

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

Gentle Chair Yoga (Online)

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

Guided Meditation (Online)

 

Meditation is an easy and accessible activity to improve physical and mental well-being.

Information & Referral

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

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities

Kits House's new program Safe Seniors, Strong Communities aims to ensure that isolated seniors are able to access all resources that they need while staying safe and connected from home.

Seniors Art Program

Come explore and create art using a variety of techniques and materials

 

 

 

 

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.

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.