S'Cool Kids Club 

Parent & Family Resources 

This page will allow parents and families to access or browse resources that may be beneficial to your child, family or home! 

If you ever need assistance with resources or need help please reach out to your child's program supervisor for more information. 

Calgary Food Bank

Together, we fight hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry.

Alberta Works 

Income Support can help you and your family with basic living costs and other necessities. Depending on your needs and situation you may be eligible to receive assistance through Alberta’s Income Support program.

AHS - Help in Tough Times

Support is available from AHS Addiction & Mental Health.

YW Calgary 

Family Resource Network programs focus on supporting the whole family. This includes providing caregivers and parents with skills and knowledge to strengthen family relationship, teaching children and teens to cope with trauma and improve child and youth development by building resilience and fostering well-being.

Families Matter 

Family Resource Networks are an initiative funded by the Government of Alberta to offer parenting and family supports in local neighbourhoods across the province. These services are free and available to families with children aged 0-18 years old.

Family & Community Resource Center 

Our services and programs aim to create a comfortable and friendly place at the Alberta Children's Hospital for families, healthcare professionals and community members to access credible health information, community resources and individualized supports.

Kids Reconnect 

Our team of child therapists has joined forces to offer Calgary kids and families support in a range of situations, from healthy families looking for a gentle nudge in the right direction, to cases of complex childhood trauma. We collaborate to apply our areas of specialty in a variety of child psychology interventions, strategies, and approaches.

Women's Center of Calgary 

We offer women opportunities to both receive and provide support, Connect with Others and build community through a variety of programs. While the Women’s Centre is open to all women, 39% of the women who access our services and volunteer their time are living in poverty.

Discovery House 

Discovery House’s mission is to end the traumatic cycle of domestic violence for women to girls.

Children's Cottage Society 

Children’s Cottage Society is dedicated to building strong healthy children and safe nurturing families through prevention programs and support services. We work with families to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors as a strategy to promote child development, effective and nurturing parenting, and to support and strengthen family functioning. These efforts keep our promise to children, "to help your parents keep you safe so that you can grow up to be healthy and happy.”

Trellis Society 

Keeping Families Together

Our parenting support programs operate all over Calgary and surrounding areas. These programs work to support families with conflict resolution, employment and educational needs, linking to community resources, mediation and problem-solving.

Women On Wings Society 

Supporting women's personal growth and uplifting them to
achieve their own success stories 

Caring For Kids

Caring for Kids provides parents with information about their child’s health and well-being. Because the site is developed by the Canadian Pediatric Society — the voice of more than 
3,600 Canadian pediatricians—you can be sure the information is reliable.

I'm For Kids 

I'm for Kids Team provides an Early Intervention Program to meet the identified special needs of your child. We have a complete team of professionals to provide programming strategies in a play-based and community-based preschool program. All programming decisions are made in the best interest of your child and parental input is valued while focusing on BEST Early Childhood Education (ECE) practices.

We provide programming to children between 2 years & 8 months - 5 years & 8 months of age which may include Program Unit Funding (PUF), Mild/ Moderate Funding (M/M),  and Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD).

Family Support for Children with Disabilities

Government of Alberta Funded Supports Program 

Health - Education - Therapy

Serving Calgary for 80 years, Providence continues to lead the community in early learning and education enhancing the lives of the families we support.

Alberta Child Health Benefit 

Low income families can apply to this program to get eyeglasses, prescription drugs, and dental care for their kids.

Alberta Adult Health Benefit

Benefits are available to low-income Albertans through the Adult Health Benefit.

Alberta Child & Family Benefit

Lower and middle-income families with children may be eligible for the benefit to help provide a better quality of life for their children.

Alberta Supports

Alberta Supports can help you access more than 30 programs and 120 services for seniors, people with disabilities, job seekers, parents and families, homelessness, financial assistance, abuse, and family violence prevention.

Getting Help Receiving Child support

Helps single parents and blended families get child support money from the child’s other parent.

Income Support

Supports for individuals and families to pay for basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter. Income Support can help you and your family with basic living costs and other necessities. Depending on your needs and situation you may be eligible to receive assistance through Alberta’s Income Support program.

Delegated First Nation Agencies 

Child intervention services for First Nation communities. First Nation communities play a role in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of child intervention services.

The majority of on-Reserve child intervention services are delivered by Delegated First Nation Agencies (DFNAs).

Getting Help for Child Abuse, Neglect & Sexual Exploitation

Find supports and know what happens when child abuse, neglect or sexual exploitation are reported.

Family Docket Court 

If you have a Court of King’s Bench family law file or divorce file in Calgary or Edmonton, you must schedule a court date in Family Docket Court before you can file for a formal hearing (application). At that court date, a justice (who is a judge within the Court of King’s Bench) will either send you to Alternative Dispute Resolution or allow you to file for an application. You and the other party should try to resolve the issue through Alternative Dispute Resolution before making a court application.

Family Violence

Family violence is an abuse of power in a family or other trusting relationship where people rely on each other. It includes domestic violence, intimate partnership violence and child abuse. Help is available to Albertans fleeing abuse. We are here to listen and help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Office of the Child &
Youth Advocate Alberta

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) is an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, mandated to work with vulnerable young people.

Children's Services Mediation Program

Families who are involved with Children’s Services can get help with resolving disagreements about children or youth.

Children's Mental Health

In our lifetime, 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness and as many as 10% of people over the age of 15 will battle a drug or alcohol dependency. The financial impact on society is in the billions of dollars. The emotional impact on families and individuals is incalculable.

While Alberta’s current programs and services are helping to address the needs of Albertans struggling with addiction, mental health problems and mental illness, we know more has to be done.

Creating Language-Rich Environments

Parents and professionals can use the Talk Box resources for ideas and activities that encourage language development for children.

Family Resource Network

Provincial Family Resource Networks (FRNs) provide supports and services to help Alberta families become resilient, strong and healthy. Agencies within the FRN program deliver prevention and early intervention services and supports for children and youth aged 0 to 18 and their families.

Parenting After Separation (PAS) Course

This course is for parents or guardians who are separating or getting a divorce. Sometimes the course is required, or you can voluntarily take the course.

Parenting After Separation for Families in High Conflict (PASHC)

This course will teach you how to emotionally disengage from the other parent or guardian in the divorce and separation processes.

Parenting Tips (Gov of Alberta)

Everything that happens to us shapes our brains. When caring adults and children do activities together, like talking, singing, reading and playing games, they help children begin to build a strong brain. More resilient brains are also shaped by positive interactions and experiences and safe lifelong relationships.

As children grow, caring adults can help children learn how to control their feelings, learn new skills, cope with stress and build healthy relationships. The following tips can help guide meaningful interactions between you and your child.