About Us


Nanaimo Family Life Association develops and maintains a variety of holistic programming to serve the needs of those living in and around Nanaimo throughout all stages of life. Our services are designed to help individuals and families respond to personal challenges and external challenges in a way that fosters healthy relationships and healthy communities.

We have been home to many of our Community’s leaders, a starting point and training resource for their successful careers, and have fostered a strong alumni. We continue to offer training opportunities for both the professional and lay person who seeks to enhance their skills and make positive personal and professional connections with others.

At NFLA our greatest asset is our people; volunteers, staff and board members all committed to the same ideal and that is:

Healthy individual and family relationships are the heart of a strong and resilient community.


NFLA is a passionate, dynamic, and inclusive community orientated organization that delivers interconnected personal and professional growth services responsive to the needs of the community at all stages of life.


  • NFLA is a radically passionate organization that delivers creative and innovative opportunities to community, families and individuals through intra-connective activities, training, counselling and personal/professional development.
  • We are open-minded, accepting, inclusive, affordable and accessible, resilient and accountable.
  • We believe in innovation, visionary leadership, and we thrive in a dynamic, passionate, caring, community-based setting.
  • We are a safe place.

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Covid-19 Hours and Response

Our current hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 9:00--4:00 pm.

We are open to the public on a limited basis. Only 2 people may be in the waiting room at a time. If full, please wait outside or in your car.

If you have any cold, influenza, or Covid-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted into the building.

We continue to practice social distancing. Please maintain 2 metres distance. Face masks are mandatory.

Our counselling program continues to operate, offering sessions over the phone, online, and in person. Walk-in counselling is unavailable at this time. If you are in need of counselling support, please call us at (250) 754-3331 or email Mia at m_maarika@nflabc.org

If you are an older adult, aged 65+, looking for support at this time, please visit Safe Seniors, Strong Communities website.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Website