Attend a Fundraising Event

Family Services of the North Shore counts on the generosity of our donors to support our special events.

 Family Day at the Nortshore Auto Mall

Sunday, August 7th, 2011 Noon - 4:00pm / Rain or Shine Read more...


Help Kids Make Wise Choices

An evening with Anita Roberts (Safe Teen Founder) and Mayor Pamela Goldsmith Jones.

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sponsored by: Northshore Auto Mall

On Thursday, March 3, 2011 Family Services of the North Shore with Safe Teen founder Anita Roberts, Mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and Bill Pozzobon brought Safe Teen’s unique message of youth empowerment and assertiveness to the Kay Meek Theatre. With their engaging presentation styles, Anita and Bill offered parents and youth powerful tools for dealing with the “creepy guys,” social exclusion and the realities of sexual assault and sexual harassment that kids face every day.   Safe Teen offers parents, teachers and students the tools to respond to difficult situations with wisdom and strength when the advice of “ignore them and tell an adult” just won’t work. 

In the second half of the evening West Vancouver Mayor Pamela Goldsmith Jones spoke with Anita Roberts in depth about some of the skills SafeTeen brings into the classroom with their school-based workshops for kids in grades 4 through 12.   

 Response to the program was overwhelmingly positive.  Attendees felt they had a better understanding of the issues their children faced, felt more able to talk to their children about how to protect themselves and had the skills to coach their kids through difficult times. 

A few comments from attendees:

·         “...[this was] helpful for me as an adult woman.”

·         “This was hugely powerful and effective – very inspiring and well-structured – I have a better plan.”

·         “An empowering experience indeed!”

·         “As an educator I got great ideas to help my students.”

If you would like to bring this program to your school  or organization, please contact Valerie Lev Dolgin, FSNS Safer Places for Children & Youth Coordinator, at 604-988-5281 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Congratulations to Inga Angermann for winning the draw prize of a brand new Blackberry Torch Smartphone!  A big thanks to our corporate sponsor, Telus for providing this generous gift.


 “It is clearly not enough to say, don't do drugs, abstain from sex / use condoms. We need to be able to teach our children how to negotiate these potentially life-altering moments -- How to say, no and stay cool. How to walk away without giving up power. How to access the part of themselves that can make wise choices - even in the heat of the moment.”  ~ Anita Roberts


2011 Family Services of the North Shore Winter Family Ball - December 4th, 2011 at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. For further inquires and to register, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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25th Anniversary 2010 Winter Family Ball

THANK YOU! On behalf of Family Services of the North Shore thank you to our guests, corporate partners and donors  for supporting our 25th Anniversary Winter Family Ball.  

Our milestone event was a great success, raising necessary funds to support North Shore families over the coming year and also celebrating a community that continues to care. Funds raised will ensure the continuation of services including the I hope family centre, Safer Places for Children and Youth, Stopping the Violence and the recently launched Jessie’s Legacy program for the prevention of eating disorders.

We recognize that many organizations request assistance and are especially grateful that you chose to support the health of our community at a time when demand for our programs is greater than ever. The Winter Family Ball Committee, the Board of Directors and the staff at Family Services of the North Shore are humbled knowing that they live and work amongst people who really do care for one another and are prepared to help.

We may be a small agency but our reach is wide and your contribution will change lives.


Sincere thanks, 

Susan Green & Monica Soprovich

Co-Chairs, Winter Family Ball 2010


CONGRATULATIONS  to our TWO WINNERS of the 25TH Anniversary 2010 Winter Family Ball Raffle held on December 5, 2010.

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Kim Baxter, winner of the ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust watch.

Retail value $9,300.00.  Generously Donated by Lugaro and ROLEX .


Remco Daal, winner of the Private Beluga Encounter his family, including a year’s membership to the Vancouver Aquarium.


Join in a cherished holiday tradition for Family Services of the North Shore supporters. The Winter Family Ball delights the entire family with spectacular entertainment, a compelling Silent Auction, fantastic food and magical opportunities for families to experience the spirit of the holidays. Raising more than $2.4 million since the inaugural ball in 1985, the Ball is an essential FSNS event. To book email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call Navaz Daruwalla at 604-988-5281 ext. 221


Thank you to the following companies who have generously supported our 25th Anniversary Winter Family Ball






An exclusive and intimate evening of international chefs, award winning wines & spirits and soul-stirring music provide the backdrop for this unique evening of connexions hosted at a private residence and presided over by a local celebrity.  This event is a passionate celebration of life and the essence of caring for our community. For further inquires email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it