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:
- 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.