Town of Canmore

Programs & Workshops

All programs are free but require registration. For dates and times, please see the calendar below or individual program descriptions. 

To register for programs based in Canmore, click here

Additional free programming for Bow Valley Residents is available through the Town of Banff's website here.

Need more information? Contact us to learn more about programming, referrals, and other services. 


Practical Parenting Series: Potty Talk (for parents and caregivers with children aged 0-3)
Potty talk provides parents with information to help find the approach that works best for them if they are considering or currently potty training their children.

Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore

Exshaw Family Drop-in (for parents and children ages 0-6)
The Exshaw Family Drop-in Program welcomes caregivers and their children ages 0 - 6 for two hours of play and social connection with other young local families while also building parent capacity. Toys and stories are provided, and guest presenters will explore parenting topics and resources for families. 

Location: Exshaw Legion, 16 Heart Mountain Dr.

Click here for program dates
Girls Connect (for girls ages 11-14)
Girls Connect provides girls ages 11-14 the opportunity to learn new skills, create community support, build resiliency, and develop self-esteem.

Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore

Click here for program dates and to register
Positive Parenting Program: Raising Competent Teenagers (for parents and caregivers of youth ages 13-18)
The Triple P: Raising Competent Teenagers seminar is for parents of children ages 13-18 and is designed to target everyday concerns, such as how to encourage responsible and independent behaviour, improve family relationships, and manage concerns at school and/or with friends.

Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore

Click here for program dates and to register

Individual Support

The Family Support Worker (FSW) is available to meet individually with families with children 0-18 to identify needs, develop goals and build family capacity. The FSW provides prevention and early intervention supports and services to families for needs such as (however not limited to):

  • Child development, toddler and pre-school sleep support, safety planning, establishing routines, sibling challenges, and behaviour management (0-6 years)
  • Fostering independence, behaviour management, life skills, screen time, emotional regulation, social skills, safety planning, and sibling challenges (7-13 years)
  •  Healthy relationships, budgeting, boundary setting, coping skills, safety planning, sibling challenges, and behaviour management (14-18 years)

This service is available to all Bow Valley families either virtually or in person. There is no charge for this service. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 403.678.2529 to book your appointment.


Developmental Screening

Curious about your child’s development? Check up on their development by completing these free online Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-SE). These questionnaires focus on:

  • communication, 
  • gross and fine motor skills,
  • problem-solving,
  • personal and social skills and 
  • social/emotional development 

Once completed, a trained professional reviews the questionnaire and will provide activities to enhance development and/or make referrals to community agencies, if necessary.

This service is free and available to all families in the Bow Valley with children 0-5. To access the online questionnaire click here. If you require a paper copy visit your local Family Resource Network. 

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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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