The New West Family Friendly Business program is an initiative of It was kicked off by the New Westminster Child Development Public Partners and is funded by the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

The aim of the program is to encourage businesses to develop family friendly amenities and activities at their businesses, and to ensure staff are friendly and welcoming to families. By encouraging businesses to offer family friendly practices, everyone wins – businesses gain loyal, satisfied, repeat customers, and families know where they are most welcome in the community when they conduct their day to day business.


Check out our collection of ideas to see how you measure up. Once you’ve committed to operating as a business that welcomes families, consider registering for the program! If you qualify, we’ll send you a badge for your window.


Access the directory to learn more about the businesses in our community that are family friendly designated. Look for our logo in the window to identify participating businesses.


Family friendly businesses are part of what makes a healthy community for everyone,

and healthy communities build healthy kids.

Download a brochure for further reading!