Families 2 Families is a network of families, individuals and community groups. Our vision is to see all children on Vancouver Island be raised in a positive way by parents & caregivers who feel confident about engaging with children as a loving, nurturing relationship.


One-on-One Parenting support

We are now offering one on one support for parents. We are accepting referrals or walk-Ins.

Perhaps you have read some parenting books and can't make sense of them, or there are challenges in your home and you don't know what to do. Our Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educators can walk you through attachment theory and positive discipline tools to provide you with both insight and practical tools that will assist you to bring resolution to these challenges.

There is a small fee associated with this service. There are also bursaries available.

Please email us for more details and to set up a meeting.


Parenting Workshops

New parenting workshops for 2018

We will be running various free workshops in 2018. Follow our facebook page to hear when these will become available.

Locations we may run these included:

  • Rock City Elementary School
  • Cedar Secondary School
  • Bayview Elementary School
  • Georgia Elementary School
  • Pleasant Valley Elementary School

Parenting support for Home Schooling Parents

We are hosting drop-in support for homeschooling parents starting Jan 15th 2018. This will be Monday Mornings most weeks from Jan 15th to Feb 26th. Email us for more details.

Start your own Parenting Workshop

Contact us if you have a few friends and you are interested in hosting a 6 or 7 week Parent Workshop. We are happy to work with you to facilitate this group for you, and customize to the groups needs. We ask for an honorarium to cover costs, and we will provide all the materials.


Books that we use in our courses 


Positive Discipline

Jane Nelsen Ed.D.


Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lot ...

Workshops at Nanaimo Multicultural Center

We are in conversation with Nanaimo Multicultural Center about running a workshop in partnership with them in their facility and with a translator. Contact us or the Multicultural Center for more details.

Ongoing Parenting Support Group

Finally we have one parenting group that we are hosting, this group meets once a week and is by invitation only. We are intentionally creating a community of support. If you are interested, feel free to email us and we can talk about what this group looks like and if joining our group, or if their might be another group you can join. We also help parents start their own groups if they are interested.