Who We Are

About Us


Syme Woolner Neighbourhood & Family Centre (SWNFC) was founded 1996 through the amalgamation of Syme Family Centre and Jane/Woolner Neighbourhood Association. SWNFC builds on their legacy of providing high quality programming that engage community members from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.

Working in partnership with other local agencies and community groups, SWNFC advocates for the provisions of appropriate and effective community based services to ensure that programs and initiatives clearly demonstrate elements of leadership development and participant involvement. Community residents are actively involved in defining and developing services that address the issues important to the community.

Our Vision

An inclusive community where people are empowered to come together to help each other out.

Our Mission

Syme Woolner Neighbourhood & Family Centre is a community based organization, working with diverse communities to build self-sufficiency and enhance quality of life. We do this in collaboration with partners by providing a range of programs and services that foster social inclusion, facilitate growth and development, and offer real solutions.

Our Values

We believe that every person has the right to be met with compassion, accepted in a non-judgmental way, and treated with respect and dignity.

We embrace diversity and support non-discriminatory policies and practices.

We actively seek ways to welcome all members of our community and ensure they have the opportunity to participate in meaningful ways.

We nurture the development of individual potential by providing an environment that encourages learning and growth for our clients, staff, volunteers, and community.

We commit to removing barriers that restrict individuals and groups from accessing services and participating in our programs.

We believe that each of us is enriched when we are able to work collaboratively with one another to share experiences, perspectives, information, knowledge and supports.

We employ open and honest communication and ethical decision-making practices in all that we do.

We recognize that our community has entrusted us with an important responsibility, so we take care to be responsible and accountable for the management of our agency.