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. 


Programs

Busy Bees: Preschool Development (for children ages 3 and 4)
Busy Bees: Preschool development is a parent-free 4-week program, for children ages 3 and 4 to socialize, learn, and explore together in a safe, indoor/outdoor environment.

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

Program Dates:
Session 1 - Tuesdays: Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Session 2 - Tuesdays: Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Note: Register for either Session 1 or Session 2. This program runs indoors and outdoors, so please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately.

Practical Parenting Series: Potty Talk (for caregivers with children ages 0-3)
Potty Talk is designed for parents/caregivers with children ages 0-3. The workshop will explore the positives and pitfalls of popular potty-training methods and empower caregivers to determine what works for their family. It will address frustrations, myths, and techniques around potty training, and demonstrate that there is no right way to potty train a child.

Location: Elevation Place and Zoom

Program Dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Note: Childcare is available through the childminding space for a fee. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. Space is limited.

Click here for program dates and to register
Triple P Seminar: Raising Confident, Competent Children (for caregivers with children ages 0-12)
Triple P: Raising confident, competent children seminar is for parents with children ages 0-12. Offered by an accredited Triple P practitioner, this seminar focuses on simple strategies to encourage children to become confident and successful throughout their lives.

Location: Elevation Place

Program Date: Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. 

Note: Childcare is available through the childminding space for a fee. Please Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details. Space is limited.

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Triple P Seminar: Raising Resilient Children (for caregivers with children ages 0-12)
The Triple P: Raising Resilient Children seminar is designed for parents with children ages 0-12. Offered by an accredited Triple P practitioner, parents are introduced to six core building blocks for children to manage their feelings and become resilient in dealing with life stress.

Location: Zoom

Program Dates: Monday, Dec.5 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. 

Click here for program dates and to register

Youth Mindfulness Workshop (for youth ages 9-11)
The Youth Mindfulness Workshop is designed for youth ages 9-11. During this workshop, youth will learn about how their bodies and brains respond to stress, as well as techniques to develop their natural capacity for emotional resiliency. Children who practice mindfulness on a regular basis learn how to be more accepting of themselves and their emotions. 

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

Program Dates:
Monday, Sept. 19 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 24 from 6:00-7:30 p.m

Click here for program dates and to register

Girls Connect (for girls ages 10-13)
This program is designed for girls ages 10-13. Being a tween can be stressful, and these last few years have been extra challenging. This program encourages girls to get involved in facilitated discussions where there are opportunities to practice the skills needed to succeed in school, relationships, and into teenage life. 

Program Dates: Tuesdays: Nov. 15, 22 , 29, Dec. 6,13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Location:  Elevation Place, room 212

Program Dates: Tuesdays: Nov. 15, 22 , 29, Dec. 6,13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

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 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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