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. 


Getting Ready for Kindergarten (for parents with children entering kindergarten)

This four-week program in collaboration with Canadian Rockies Public Schools invites parents and caregivers to accompany their preschoolers to a classroom where they will meet a kindergarten teacher, learn classroom rules, and play games that support their development. Caregivers will explore various educational and developmental topics to help prepare them and their child for the transition to school.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Note: This program is open to all Bow Valley residents with children entering kindergarten in September of 2023. We kindly ask that only one parent and the child entering kindergarten attend this program due to limited space in the classroom.

Location: Elizabeth Rummel School, 1033 Cougar Creek Dr, Canmore
Program Dates: Thursdays April 27 – May 18 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Click here to register

Busy Bees: Preschool Development (for children ages 3 and 4)
This parent-free, 4-week child development program is for children ages 3 and 4. During the Busy Bees program, children have the chance to learn and play with other children while exploring weekly child development-focused activities. Activities and games aim to increase social and emotional skills, communication, sensory learning, resilience, and physical development. This program mainly runs outdoors, so please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately.
Location: TBD 
Program Dates: Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Easier Than You Think (for caregivers with children ages 0 - 5 years old) 
Families and caregivers with children ages 0 - 5-years-old are encouraged to join the Centre for Sexuality and the Bow Valley Resource Network for an online interactive workshop on talking to your child(ren) about sexuality, consent, boundaries, and relationships.

Program Dates: Wednesday, March 22 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Girls Connect (for girls ages 10-13)

Girls Connect provides girls ages 10-13 with the opportunity to learn new skills, to create community supports, to build resiliency, and to develop self-esteem. 

Location:  Family Connection Centre 
Program Dates: April 10, 11, 12, and 13, from 1:30 - 4:30p.m.

Click here 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 Goodstoney 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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