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.
- Causes of sleep challenges
- Healthy sleep habits
- Sleep training techniques
- Recommendations on when to start sleep training
Participants are encouraged to sign up for all sessions. Pregnant couples are welcome to join the first presentation session.
Location: Will take place on Zoom
Presentation Date: November 4, from 9 - 11 a.m.
Group Sessions: November 18, 25, and December 2 from 10 - 11 a.m.
The course material will cover such topics as:
- Learning to read children's emotional needs
- Supporting children's ability to successfully manage emotions
- Enhancing the development of a child's self-esteem
- The importance of secure attachment relationships
- Developing relationship capacities
Location: Will take place on Zoom
Presentation Dates: October 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
November 3, 10, 17, and 24, from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
- Feeling isolated
- Raising children as a single parent
- Parents with minimal social supports
- Parents with limited access to resources.
It is an opportunity for parents to meet other parents with young children and share questions, concerns, and ideas about being a parent. This group format follows a participant-centered strengths-based approach to explore parenting topics that are suggested by the group.
Childcare is available and free of charge!
Location: Bow Valley Family Resource Network 600A 9 Street, Canmore
Program Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
December 7, 14, 21 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
This workshop covers topics such as:
- Recognizing physiological responses to stress
- Body scanning
- Grounding techniques
- Quick and easy meditations
- Benefits of practicing mindfulness
- Independence and knowing when to ask for help
Location: Bow Valley Family Resource Network, 600A 9 Street Canmore
Program Dates: October 28, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Youth ages 8-10)
November 25, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Youth ages 11-13)
Each week is guided by one of the following wellness concepts:
- Head: learn a new skill
- Heart: practice self-love
- Feet: nurture your body
- Community: strengthen your support systems
Program Dates: November 18 and 25, from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
December 2, 9, and 16 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
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)
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:
- gross and fine motor skills,
- 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.