the family resource centre (FRC)

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Thanks to a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we offer a warm and caring environment that recognizes the value of the family in nurturing healthy, happy children. The Family Resource Centre (located in the Promenade Mall) is a place for kids, moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers to relax, play and learn together.




We offer drop-in play and programs for parents, grandparents and caregivers of children 0-5. Visit our centre to find tools and resources to help children grow and develop, meet other parents and caregivers, speak to a public health nurse, play, learn and socialize.  Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date hours.

Our members are of all cultures and we welcome all religions, backgrounds, etc.

Subsidies are available if needed.


1 Promenade Circle | Suite 313B | Thornhill ON, L4J 4P8

t: 905-882-8509 | f: 905-609-0157


The Family Resource Centre is a joint program of Jewish Family and Child Service, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and The Prosserman Jewish Community Centre. Funded in part through United Way of Greater Toronto and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Daily Drop-In Family Play

Toys that encourage early learning, physical development and socialization; an opportunity to play with your child and to connect with other adults. Program includes crafts, music circle, weekly Shabbat celebration, parenting resources and more.

Daily Music Circle

Sing, jump, dance, play instruments and enjoy a cuddle with your child at our daily music circle. There are two circles daily; check schedule for details. 

The Clothing Cupboard

A space where women, children and teens can find clothing and accessories at no cost, in a dignified manner with the help of our wonderful and sensitive staff.

Creative Crafts

Our craft activities encourage creativity and promote sensory exploration and fine motor skills. Your children will enjoy painting, gluing, cutting, colouring and other craft activities. On Fridays our crafts incorporate Shabbat or holiday themes.

Available All Day

Friday Shabbat Party

Enjoy Shabbat crafts then join us for our Shabbat celebration enriched with interactive songs, candle lighting, kiddush and challah. 

Borrow a Bag of Books

Members can borrow a bag of books! Themes include: animals, shapes, alphabet, numbers, colours, nature & food in English, Hebrew, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese.

Borrow for up to 2 weeks

Early Intervention

Concerned about your child’s development? Ask us for a E.R.I.K. Developmental Screen. The screening process can be completed in just a few minutes. For information or to complete the five minute checklist, speak to one of the staff.

Conversation Café - Newcomer Support

Weekly Conversation Café helps newcomers practice their English skills in an informal, friendly and supportive setting. 

This is a registered program.  For information, please call 905 882 8509.

Tuesdays 9:30am-11am

Community Birthday Circle

The program will include a kosher (pareve) nut-free birthday cake to share with all of the other children, a small birthday present, and we will sing and dance with your child in a special circle! Invite your family and friends to join and all other FRC children will add to the fun. Your child will be the centre of attention with the whole circle time dedicated to his/her special day!


For now, this program is available Monday to Thursday only.The cost for the program is is $72 and proceeds will go towards supporting the FRC.


We have also started a fund dedicated to helping a family that cannot afford to pay for the special occasion, and you may choose to donate a circle for one of those families as well.  


Call us to learn more: 416.882.8509

Celebrate at the FRC!

Homework Club

A free program for students during the school year. Pizza dinner is provided and students work with a pre-screened tutor on current homework assignments. Access to a computer and printer provided. 

This is a registered program.  For information, please call 905 882 8509.

Grade 4 and up

Information & Referrals

Looking for information concerning daycares, parenting, childhood development, and community services? We have multilingual booklets, brochures and handouts and staff happy to answer all of your questions. 

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