The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres (VSOCC) has been serving families with young children since 1995. In partnership with many others, we have created a vibrant community for families.  Today, VSOCC is the largest single-purpose organization providing non-profit child care in British Columbia.

Our Vision

Empowering all children and families to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

We develop and deliver excellent quality, inclusive child care services in collaboration with government, community and business partners.


Life-long Learning
Children are capable, competent, naturally inquisitive and learn best through play. We nurture children’s natural desire to wonder and learn, and create safe learning environments that provide endless opportunities to explore, experiment, and meet their fullest potential.  Educators are professional, qualified, reflective role models and co-constructors of learning who continuously challenge themselves to grow alongside children and families.

Diversity and Inclusion
We embrace diversity and create environments of acceptance, respect, understanding and inclusion.  We commit to learn, understand and appreciate each person’s unique attributes, abilities, and cultural history and ensure these are recognized and valued in our programs and work places.

Employee Well-being
We care deeply about our people and make every effort to bring out the best in each other. Teamwork, trust and employee well-being are vital to a positive workplace.   We support and encourage each other when things are challenging or difficult. We are dedicated to professional and personal growth and invite opportunities to learn together.

Strong Partnerships
Trust is the foundation of every relationship and we are defined by the quality of our connections with children, families, government and community partners. Families are the first and primary teachers and caregivers who have the most important role in promoting their children’s well-being, learning and development. We engage families and community partners in creating a feeling of connectivity, belonging and support.

Board of Directors

Claudia Baerwolff
Director, Strategy & Communications
Fluor Canada Ltd

Alex Choi
Department of Justice Canada

Jeremie Cornut
Associate Professor
Simon Fraser University

Jenine Ellefson
Vice President, Human Resources
Newmont Goldcorp North America

Daniel Everall
Farris LLP / Vancouver

Corey Dekker
Director, Negotiations
Government of Canada (Crown Indigenous Relations)



Nick Hamill – Secretary/Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer
PayByPhone Technologies Inc.

Uros Joksimovic
Manager, Financial Reporting
Endeavor Silver Corp

Abhishek Kumar
Technical Leader
Cisco Canada

Maryam Najmafshar
Advance Analysis Consultant
Worley Canada

Elise Osier
Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

Michelle Simpson – Chair


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