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About YPSN

Young Parents Support Network (YPSN) is a small, non-profit organization.

Our mission is to support and empower young parent families in the Coast Salish Territories (Victoria, BC).

YPSN was formed in 1994 by young parents who saw the need for an organization which would meet their unique needs and which they could have a strong voice in running. Young parents still have a strong voice today through our young parent board, and steering committees, and conversations with young parents.

Today, YPSN works to meet the needs of the young parent community through parenting programs and groups, as well as one-to-one services for young and expecting parents facing challenges in their lives. YPSN actively encourages parents to let staff know what services and programs would best meet the needs of the young parent community. If you have an idea let us know!

We Believe…

That honouring young families as they are promotes their sense of self-worth and enables them to identify and grow from their family’s strengths.

That everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.

That everyone has the right to have their needs met. This means nutritious food, safe and affordable housing, clean water, education, meaningful employment opportunities, a living wage, honest information and other resources to create a happy fulfilling life.

Contact Us!

YPSN is co-located with Saanich Neighbourhood Place, located in the Pearkes Recreation Centre behind Tillicum Mall.

                                                                                                                                                Young Parents Support Network                                                                                  3100 Tillicum Road  Victoria, BC V9A 6T2                                                                          

Phone:  250 384 0552        Email:   familysupport@ypsn.ca                                                               

Diversity Policy

At Young Parents Support Network (YPSN), we are committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for members, staff and volunteers. We actively work to eradicate discrimination based on youth, race, colour, ethnic origin, place of origin, religion, marital or family status, ability, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity within our agency and in society at large. At YPSN we strive to ensure respect for all and have no tolerance for harassment for any reason, to anyone, at any time. Harassment includes unwelcome remarks, slurs, or suggestions about a person's body, clothing, race, colour, place of origin, religion, age, marital status, family status, ability, sex, sexual orientation, political belief, or criminal or summary conviction offence unrelated to employment. YPSN would like to acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.