Town of Canmore

Social Connections for Children and Youth

The Social Connection Specialist (SCS) works for the Community Social Development department and closely aligns with the Bow Valley Family Resource Network's services. The SCS focuses on building connections between children, youth, teens, and families by identifying gaps in social programming for families in the community, and by providing programs in alignment with these needs. Programming focuses on child and youth development and bringing families together to create a socially connected community and build resiliency. The SCS has expertise in early childhood and youth development, experience in planning and facilitating programs for children and families, and has the connections and expertise to make appropriate referrals to community agencies as needed.


Programs available through the SCS include, but are not limited to:

Please note: These programs are temporarily cancelled due to recent Covid-19 restriction changes. Please check back at a later date or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

  • Babies & Blankets: A registered program for new parents with infant 0-12 months to connect and learn about community resources. 
  • Toys Together drop-in program: A program for parents with children 0-6 which encourages social emotional development through play and provides opportunities for parents to connect

For further information on dates/time of programs offered through the SCS and other child, youth and family programs available in through the Town of Canmore, click here

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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