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Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link

Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) is an inter-municipal community initiative operated and managed by the Town of Canmore in partnership with the Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn.
BVPL provides resources and support to parent/caregivers with children aged 0-6 yrs in the following 5 core areas:
 
  • Early Childhood Development & Care
  • Family Support
  • Parent Education
  • Information & Referral
  • Developmental Screening
Intended to be a practical resource for Bow Valley families, BVPL features include the Family Connections Stay & Play Drop in program, Resource and Toy lending libraries, Clothing and Toy exchanges, Parent workshops, Family support, Triple P or Positive Parenting Program, Developmental screening, Relationship counseling, Community information and referrals, and more.
 

Parent Link Programs

Developmental Screening

ASQ & ASQ-SE

Bow Valley Parent Link Centres offer comprehensive developmental and social-emotional screening tools for families with children 0-6 years old. The ASQ and ASQ-SE screening tools determine those children that are typically developing and ones that require further assessment. Parents fill out the assessment on their own or with the help of a facilitator.
Call 403 678-2535 in Canmore or 403 762-1116 in Banff to book your free appointment or visit a Parent Link Centre to pick up a screening tool for your child.

Triple P

Triple P – 1:1 Parent Consultation
Are you looking for new ideas for a specific challenging behaviour? Meet with the Triple P facilitator at the Parent Link Centre for a 4 session consultation to learn strategies to help you gain confidence in effectively managing this behaviour.
Call 403 678-2535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment or for further information.

Relationship Counselling

Confidential, professional relationship counselling is available to Bow Valley couples with children from birth to 18 years of age. There are no fees and evening and weekend appointments are available. To make an appointment contact Anthea Messier (RSW, BSW, BA) at 403-678-7132 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Support

Families or caregivers with children 0-6 years throughout the Bow Valley can access support with the BVPL Child and Family Worker (CFW). The CFW will be available to meet with families 1:1 to address child development and parenting challenges, difficult life transitions and provide advocacy or assistance to access community resources. Call 403 678-2535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment or for further information.

Parent Education

Bow Valley Parent Link offers a wide variety of parent education workshops and programs.  Topics focus on early childhood development and other interests of parents with children 0-6 years.  All of our programming is free of charge and free childcare is offered for many of our programs. 

For a current list of our upcoming programs please look under the 'Current Newsletters' heading on this webpage or visit our Bow Valley Parent Link Facebook page. To register for any of our parent education programs please call 403-678-2529, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre.


Visiting Resource Professionals

Bow Valley Parent Link Banff and Canmore drop in stay and play programs are regularly visited by various professional resource staff from within each community. Library staff are scheduled on a regular basis to promote literacy through the Circle Time program. Other professionals including public health nurses, occupational therapists, dentists and Alberta Health Services staff visit during drop in as well.

For specific visiting resource dates in your community see the monthly calendars located under Current Calendars and Newsletters heading.

Toy Lending Library

The Toy Lending Library is accessible through all 3 BVPL Sites. The Toy Lending Library works like a book library and the sign out period is 3 weeks at a time. We have many different toys for children ages 0-6 years. Picture catalogues of the toys are available in the Canmore, Banff & Exshaw Centres. Call 678-2529 for more information.

Hours of Operation

Canmore Stay and Play Drop-in Hours

Monday & Wednesday 1:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Banff Stay and Play Drop-in Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday 1:00-3:45 p.m.

Exshaw Stay and Play Drop-in Hours

Monday 1:00-3:00pm & Thursday 9:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

 
Current Calendars and Newsletters
  
 
 
 
  
 
 
Office Location 
600 9th Street
Canmore T1W 2T2
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 (closed noon-1pm)
Program Assistant: Katelyn Hunter
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Telephone 403 678 2529
Fax 403 609 8271
 
Service Sites
The Bow Valley Parent Link offers Family Connections Stay and Play drop in programs for parents and caregivers of children aged 0 to 6 years of age. The programs are offered in following locations.
 
Canmore Site
600-9th Street
Program Assistant: Katelyn Hunter 
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Phone: 403 678 2529
Fax: 403 609 8271 
 
Banff Site
101 B Bear Street
Early Years Coach: May Quach
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Phone: 403 762 1116
Fax: 403 609 8271
 
Exshaw Site
27 Mt. Allen Drive
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Phone: 403 678 2529
 
Lake Louise
Seasonal events are offered in Lake Louise.  Please contact us for more details.
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Phone: 403-678-7149
 

 

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