Show Us Your Heart

Show Us Your Heart

Family Services of the North Shore Winter Family Ball is our signature gala fund-raising event. Your generous support of this event will provide valuable funding for our Child and Youth Counselling & Prevention Programs.

Throughout the evening we will ask you to join others in making a gift to support one of the following programs that will positively influence child and youth living in our community. Each fully tax-deductible gift will be added to our heart with the grand total celebrated at the end of the evening.


"The money raised at the Winter Family Ball allows us to support children, youth and families who are struggling and need our help. the evening is also an opportunity to create conversations with our children about empathy for others and how giving back can not only change the world they live in, but their own lives too."

Julia Staub-French, Executive Director of Family Services of the North Shore


Your gift may be directed to one or more of the following programs that will benefit children and youth:

  • Christmas Bureau – A program to ensure that low-income families and children can enjoy a hearty meal on Christmas Day and every child may receive a gift on Christmas morning.

  • I hope family centre – A place for new families to come together to explore the world with their children, to connect with other parents and leave with relationships built on shared experiences.

  • Jessie’s Legacy – A program aimed at raising awareness around the prevention, early intervention and treatment of disordered eating and eating disorders with a focus on healthy body image, resiliency and self esteem.

  • Youth Leaders Advisory Board – An opportunity for talented youth to work on a volunteer basis with our counselling staff to find creative ways to reach at-risk youth who are struggling with mental health issues.

  • Counselling and Prevention – Counselling and prevention programs for children and youth who are struggling with anxiety, depression, bullying, disordered eating, and sexual abuse.