Family Centre

Children playing

Engaging activities for children

On any given day you may find the UVic Family Centre bursting at the seams with a children's program, whether it's drop-in playgroups, the afterschool program or learn and shares.

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Men with kid

A gathering place for the community

Located in the family housing complex, the centre is a community gathering place where learning and research takes place, where resources are shared, relationships are built and family support services are provided.

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Elizabeth Quong

Providing support to student families

"The centre is a unique model, not comparable to any other university family centre in Canada," says director Elizabeth Quong. "It combines direct service to student families and supports students in their learning through practica, research and volunteering."

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Moms with kids

Connecting parents by using social media

Stay informed about activities hosted by the Family Centre by liking us on Facebook.

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About us

The Family Centre is an inclusive family resource centre located in the Student Family Housing complex supporting a diverse student family community living both on and off campus.

Programs at the UVic Family Centre, except for the Living Edge Community Food Market, have been placed on hold due to COVID-19.

Students living on and off campus are welcome to pick up free food at the Community Food Market.  Beginning on November 17th, 2021, the Market will be held at the UVic Family Centre on Wednesdays between 2:00 – 3:45 pm.

Please note that the program is cancelled during statutory holidays. We encourage interested students to monitor the UVic Family Centre Facebook page for updates, including possible cancellations.

We sincerely thank the Living Edge and the Food Share Network for their support with this important program.

For more information please contact the Child Care Services Administrative office at 250-721-8500 or