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.

The Family Centre offers a variety of programs and services for students and their families living on and off the UVic campus. We offer a welcoming space to families new to student life and those who have been around for a while to connect, learn and play together. 

Our programs include:

  • early learning for the under fives
  • clubs for school-aged children
  • parent discussion groups
  • information, referral and support services
  • social events, community celebrations and many more

We have a toy and book library, a clothing exchange and there’s always a pot of coffee on the go! At the Family Centre our goal is to make you feel at home whether you’ve come to UVic from near or far.

Drop by, say hello and find out how we might support you. You can get information about the latest events by joining us on , reading our newsletter or by calling us at 250-472-4062.