In-Home Support

This program through the West Central Family Resource Centre offers families resources that provide children with new avenues of learning, and parents with resources to assist them in their parenting. Parents will also receive training and education in their homes and in programs such as Common Sense, Nobody’s Perfect and Early Literacy groups to help them build parenting skills and create more positive family environments for their children. The program includes parenting strategies, healthy child development, family violence issues, issues rooted in poverty and isolation, and employment opportunities. Family Support Workers work with families to identify their goals and needs and set plans to alleviate concerns and achieve their goals.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Kiwehtata

Kiwehtata is a program serving Indigenous families, which focuses on building strong family relationships through smudging, sharing, ceremony, medicine wheel, traditional teachings and teaching positive parenting strategies.

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Family Café

Parents/caregivers with children ages 0-5 are invited to attend the Family Café at Rosscarrock Community Hall (4411-10 Avenue SW) every Thursday. The Family Café will host the Mother Goose program, educational games, and will provide opportunities for families to connect with one another. Coffee and snacks are provided.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Common Sense Parenting

Parents can have fun and meet other parents while learning new skills such as: child development, preventative teaching, problem solving, behaviour, effective praise and effective communication. This program offers easy-to-learn parenting skills that we know are effective to help parents build happier homes.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Mother Goose

A program for parents/caregivers and young children aged birth to four years. The program uses the power of songs, rhyme and stories to create fun, positive interactions between parents and their children, while equipping parents with new skills for home activities.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Moms & Tots

This program provides parents and children with a warm, friendly environment in which to participate in various activities including games, crafts, educational and parenting sessions. It offers families resources that will provide children with new avenues of learning and parents with resources to assist them in their parenting.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Nobody’s Perfect

This program is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of and ability to implement effective parenting skills. By providing relevant resource information, it also serves to help families feel less isolated.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Cross-Cultural Parenting

This program provides practical information on parenting, examines parent/child relationships and assists immigrant parents to cope with the changes they face in a new country and culture. Through interaction, parents will have the opportunity to discuss and share their concerns and offer support and encouragement to each other.

To register, call (403) 543-0555.

Healthy Families

Healthy Families is a collaborative home visitation program providing support to parents with newborns and very young children who are in a variety of at risk circumstances. The program works to enhance parenting skills, improve knowledge and understanding of child development, promote health and positive family functioning and to increase connections with their community.

Learn more here.

Family Matters

The Family Matters program provides 8-12 weeks of in-home support for families in crisis. Families are referred by Children’s Services. Families referred may be at imminent risk of having their children removed from their care. Admission to the program may prevent a child from going into foster care. Failure to effectively address concerns raised by Children’s Services will often otherwise lead to the removal of the children from the family unit.

Learn more here.