Continue to monitor this page as more courses and workshops will be added as they become available.
Individual Support is offered through the Family Resource Network’s Family Support Worker (FSW). The FSW is available to meet with families and caregivers with children ages 0-6 to address child development, parenting challenges and difficult life transitions. This service also provides parenting support, advocacy and/or assistance for families with children ages 7-18 in accessing community resources and ensuring a smooth transition between services.
Registration is required to receive zoom link
Raising Responsible Teenagers
You’ll come away with new ideas to encourage your teenager to make good decisions, be respectful, considerate, reliable and involved in family life.
Tuesday July 7th 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Raising Competent Teenagers
Learn strategies that focus on helping your teem get the most out of their school years. Find out how to help them communicate well, develop self-discipline and good routines, follow rules and solve problems.
Tuesday July 14, 7:00-8:30 pm
Getting Teenagers Connected
Learn ways to build confidence, encourage social skills, help them to plan and meet commitments and encourage them to take care of others.
Tuesday July 21, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Many parents intuitively know why play is important to children, but despite its many benefits, we rarely associate play with learning. During this session we will discuss how play is critical for children’s learning and development and sets them up for future school success.
Registration is required to receive zoom link.
Thursday July 9, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday July 23 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Is your family struggling to find ways to manage common behavior challenges? During this five-week virtual program, you will gain confidence by getting an in-depth look at the Positive Parenting Program and take away practical strategies to help you with your specific challenges.
This program is for families with children 2-12 years old.
Attendance is required for all 5 sessions
Registration is required to receive zoom link.
July 15 - August 19 (no group August 12) 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Ongoing throughout July
Program DatesMondays, July 6 - 27, 2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 8 - 29, 9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Do you know an avid reader between the ages of 11-14? They are invited to meet us weekly for our Summer Reading Club. Members must bring a book that meets the weekly theme and arrive ready to discuss it.
Hosted outside the Family Resource Network (600-9th street, Canmore)
Thursday July 2 - Thursday, August 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bring your pre-walking bub and blanket to the greenspace outside the FRN in Canmore (600-9th street, Canmore) and join us for some fresh mountain air and an hour of connection with new parents.
Fridays, July 3 - 31 from 1:00-2:00 pm
Get inspired by songs and experiment with paint, crayons, and playdough. Art materials will be provided by BVFRN. Parents/Caregivers can drop off their kiddos to the greenspace outside the Family Resource Network (600-9th street, Canmore), please bring a blanket to sit on!
Wednesday, July 22 (ages 6-9) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 23 (ages 10-12) 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Involving children in the kitchen can help them to understand where food comes from, the importance of nutrition and food safety, can lead to improved eating habits, and can help build important food skills.
This session includes the opportunity to build a healthy snack together, register ahead of time to receive the ingredients list.
July 10, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (ages 1-5)
July 31, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (ages 6-12)
Many children are exposed to more than one language in their everyday lives. Families with preschoolers experiencing more than one language are invited to join us for an online educational program. You will learn strategies to support your bilingual and multilingual preschooler, the benefits of exposing children to multiple languages and caregivers’ common concerns.
July 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
July 9, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
The Family Resource Network is offering a parent-free, fully supervised childcare program for kiddos aged 6-12 years. This 2-hour program allows children to connect with one another in a socially distanced setting under the supervision of Family Resource Network childcare professionals.
Ensure your child is dressed for the weather as this program will run outdoors rain or shine.
Space is limited and registration is required!
Child development is happening all the time, even during our current health crisis. We invite you to complete a FREE online Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-Social Emotional) to check-up on your child’s development.
These parent-completed evaluation tools assess the development of children 0 - 5 years old in the areas of: communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, personal social skills and social/emotional development.
Once completed, a trained professional review’s the completed questionnaire and can meet virtually to offer fun activities to enhance development and/or make referrals, if necessary. If you would like to receive an online ASQ/ASQ-SE please click here.