Family Friendly Businesses

Family Friendly Business & Book Box Program

Committees & Organizations Involved
Family Friendly Business Working Group (Tri-Cities ECD Committee Sub-Committee) and UWLM Avenues of Change


  • Ministry of Children and Family Development
  • United Way of the Lower Mainland (Family Friendly Business only)

Tri-Cities ECD Committee

Find out more about these programs below:

In partnership with United Way’s Avenues of Change, we embarked on a Family Friendly Business Decal Campaign to honour businesses that provide a positive attitude, safe amenities and engaging activities for family customers. Businesses filled out a self assessment application and upon completion and approval they received a decal to display.

The criteria was that businesses could showcase at least 3 Family Friendly Attitudes and at least 3 other points in Atmosphere / Amenities and Activities / Engagement categories.

To find out more about what made a business family friendly please view the Family Friendly Business PDF.

The program was self reporting with no endorsements by the ECD Committee nor guarantees that the reported amenities were in place. The following businesses participated in the decal program. Click on the boxes below to find out how each business was family friendly.


More about The Village Toy Shop

The Village Toy Shop

262 Newport Dr.
Port Moody, BC

More about Taco Del Mar

Taco Del Mar

113-2020 Oxford Connector
Port Coquitlam

More about Women's Collaborative Hub

Women's Collaborative Hub

34A 2755 Lougheed Hwy
Suite 117 Port Coquitlam
V3B 5Y9

More about PlayWorks Physio

PlayWorks Physio

320-205 Newport Drive
Port Moody V3H 5B7

Amenities Legend

Accessible Public Washrooms
Breastfeeding Rooms (not in a washroom)
Change tables in both female and male washrooms
Children's Menus
Colouring Sheets, healthy snacks, toys, or balloons
Community Boards
Express Lanes
Family washroom or changing area
Low sinks or step stools in bathrooms
Parent Room
Shopping Carts that accommodate children or patrons with accessibility needs
Toys in waiting room
Wide, stroller and wheelchair friendly aisles

The book boxes evolved from the decal program as a way to promote literacy within a family friendly business. Customers with young children now have a book box to use while shopping in local businesses hosting a book box.

We will have up to 8 boxes and current locations include:

  • Taco Del Mar,
  • Village Toy Shop,
  • and Strawberries and Sunshine.
Book Box at Taco Del Mar

Book boxes can be found at different locations around the Tri-Cities area including this one at Taco Del Mar.