Community Action Program for Children

Family Support For Newcomer Families

All parents need help sometimes. The Community Action Program for Children helps Korean, Vietnamese, and Somali families get parenting help.

We provide child-minding services where kids take part in play-based learning. While they play, parents and caregivers meet and get support to:

  • Meet new friends
  • Learn about child growth
  • Learn parenting tips
  • Understand school systems
  • Access other community, child, and settlement resources

We offer language support in 한국어 (Korean), Việt Ngữ (Vietnamese), and Somali.


This program is for families who:

  • Speak Korean, Vietnamese, or Somali

  • Have children ages 0-6

Program Description

We work together to help raise happy and healthy families.

Group Session

In-person hours:

  • Korean: Tuesdays, 10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
  • Vietnamese: Fridays, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Somali: Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Do you live in Burnaby or New Westminster?

If you have a Refugee Status, we have more support options for you. Learn more about our MOSAIC Family Centre in Burnaby.

Do you live in Vancouver and a first-time parent?

The Building Blocks Vancouver program helps vulnerable first-time parents who don’t have other local support. You can get support and guidance from Family Support Home Visitors in consultation with Nurses and Social workers

Available at these locations


Do you have a waitlist?

Each language group has its own waitlist. For the Vietnamese group, please contact the group facilitator, Mai, at For the Korean group, please contact Hyeran at For the Somali group, please contact Xalima at

Can I join your program if I am a Canadian citizen?

Yes, we welcome families with all status as long as you can participate in Korean, Vietnamese, or Somali with your preschool child/children (0-6 years old).

I am looking for a family drop-in program, but I speak English only; can I join your group?

As our Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is language-specific, we can refer you to other English-speaking family drop-in programs in the community.

Are you a childcare program that allows me to leave my 2-year-old with you?

Unfortunately, no. The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a parent-participate initiative, like Strong Start or community family drop-in programs, that promotes parent-child interactions by facilitating parent-child activities and providing information about parenting.


I would like to show my most sincere gratitude to all the staff in the group who has taken such a good care of not only my kids, but also me. Their warm hospitality and consideration have made my life in Canada more comfortable and welcoming.


This program is supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Province of British Columbia and accredited through CARF.

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