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Our Mission


Our mission is to foster healthy child development by making information, guidance, and support accessible to all families regardless of socioeconomic status.

To this end we offer a Parent Helpline, Parenting Groups, Parent Coaching and Parenting Pamphlets to families free of charge.

Our Vision

Our vision is that every parent receive the information and support they need to develop nurturing families and healthy, happy children.

Our Goals

To assist parents and caregivers gain a better understanding of child development, increased coping skills, decreased stress levels, and a more confident, happy approach to child- rearing.

To act as a “lifeline of hope” when parents feel isolated, incompetent, frustrated, and bewildered by their children’s behaviour.

To provide effective, accessible, no-cost parenting services as well as links to other community resources.

To demonstrate respect for diversity and the concerns of each parent or caregiver.

To provide high quality service by knowledgeable, experienced, caring, and sincere staff.

To be a valued community agency and to work collaboratively with our community counterparts.

Our History

Information Children is a not for profit organization and a registered charity. It was founded in 1979 by Dr. Jean Koepke, Simon Fraser University Family Studies and Psychology professor. To this day, our administrative offices remain located on the SFU Campus, in Burnaby, British Columbia. From its inception, the organization aspired to fulfill Dr. Koepke’s vision to offer at no or low cost, accessible, professional and non-partisan support services to any parent requesting assistance with family life challenges. As Chairperson for the society, Dr. Koepke, and all of us working on behalf of the organization, stays committed to this vision. We continue to offer information, guidance and support to parents and others on most any matters related to the care and well-being of children and families. If we cannot help, we work diligently to find someone who can. We facilitate referrals where necessary.
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