Langley Community Services Society is delighted to be the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Canada Post Community Foundation. The generous funds will be applied to the Family Place program LCSS operates in North Langley (Willoughby / Walnut Grove). The $10,000 will allow an additional day to be added to our weekly offerings. Currently the Family Place North program is run Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. As of January 2014, the program will expand to 3 days per week.
Family Place is a free, drop-in program for caregivers and their children aged 0-6 years. Family Place is grounded in the belief that consistent, positive parenting practices and secure, healthy parent-child relationships are fundamental factors in all aspects of healthy child development. The LCSS Family Place program is committed to 5 core service areas: family support; play-based learning; early learning and literacy; parent education and learning; and information and referral.
The mission of the Canada Post Community Foundation is to make a positive impact in the lives of children in the communities Canada Post serves by supporting registered charities, school programs or local initiatives that benefit children. Through various programs, Canada Post employees and retirees have devoted countless hours to initiatives that improve the lives of children. By raising both awareness and funds, Canada Post will support the volunteers, and local and national non-profit groups that work every day to deliver a brighter future for Canadian children.