Moving Forward Family Services


Moving Forward Family Services Society is a no barrier counselling and support service open to anyone in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. What this means is that we do not have waiting lists and serve our clients as soon as professionally possible with the helping hands of registered clinical counsellors, registered social workers as well as Masters level Counsellors. We have an open mandate, meaning we serve children, youth, adults, seniors, couples and families who present with any concerns i.e. substance use, mental health, victim support, anger management, stress management, family conflict, parenting, etc. Our services include language and culturally responsive services in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, Mandarin, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Hindi, Vietnamese, Russian and Urdu. All counsellors are skilled in delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions, such as motivational interviewing, cognitive- behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy and narrative therapies. In just two years, we have opened offices in Mission, Abbotsford, Langley, White Rock, Surrey, New Westminster and Vancouver and currently serve over 2000 active clients and receive 35-50 new requests for service per week.

Furthermore, we operate out of over two dozen partner sites, such as Health Authority sites, Ministry sites, transition homes, recovery centres, medical clinics and other non- profit agencies, collaborating with these partners to provide holistic care to our communities. So come out for a night of dancing, good food and a great cause which will help thousands of our communities.




Gary Thandi, MSW RSW

Founder and Executive Director, Moving Forward Family Services