Town of Canmore

Courses & Workshops

Continue to monitor this page as more courses and workshops will be added as they become available.

To participate in Family Resource Network programming, please complete the Client Intake Form     Client Intake Form
Individual Support

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.

For more information, or to register for programs and services, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

July Programs:

Teen Positive Parenting Program Seminar Series (a program for parents and caregivers) 

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

Play to Learn (a program for parents and caregivers)

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.

Positive Parenting Group (for families with children ages 2-12)

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. 

Friends from Afar: Pen Pal Program (for children of any age)
Sign up to be part of our Pen Pal Program! Letters can be dropped off in the 'little library' outside of the Family Resource Network building (600, 9th street), and we’ll deliver them to your pal! It’s a wonderful way to connect children with new friends, and get them practicing their written and artistic skills.
Program Dates: 
Ongoing throughout July
Online Circle Time
Join us for songs, stories, and smiles. This interactive virtual circle time is hosted via Zoom every Monday and Wednesday (No programming on Stat Holidays)
Program Dates
Mondays, July 6 - 27, 2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Wednesdays, July 8 - 29, 9:30 - 9:45 a.m. 
Summer Reading Club OUTDOOR PROGRAM (for children ages 11-14)

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) 

Registration required

Program Dates

Thursday July 2 - Thursday, August 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Babies and Blankets OUTDOOR PROGRAM (for pre-walking children)

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.  

Registration required

Program Dates

Fridays, July 3 - 31 from 1:00-2:00 pm  

Art with your Ears OUTDOOR PROGRAM (for children ages 6-9 and 10-12)

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!

Registration Required

Program Dates

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. 

Kids in the Kitchen (for children ages 1-5 and 6-12)

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.

Registration Required

Program Dates

July 10, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (ages 1-5) 

July 31, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (ages 6-12)

Bilingual and Multilingual Preschoolers

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. 

Program Dates 

July 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

July 97:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Play without Parents! (for children ages 6-12)

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! 


Program Dates:

Week 1
Monday, July 13, 1:00 - 3:00 
Wednesday, July 15, 9:00-11:00  
Week 2
Monday, July 20 1:00-3:00,
Wednesday, July 22 9:00-11:00
Thursday, July 23 1:00-3:00
Week 3 
Monday, July 27 1:00-3:00
Wednesday, July 29 9:00-11:00
Thursday, July 30 1:00-3:00
Friday, July 31 9:00-11:00
Developmental Screening

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.

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