Town of Canmore

Services

Developmental Screening - ASQ & ASQ-SE

Bow Valley Parent Link Centres offer comprehensive developmental and social-emotional screening tools for families with children 0-5 years old. The ASQ and ASQ-SE screening tools determine those children that are typically developing and ones that require further assessment. Parents fill out the assessment on their own or with the help of a facilitator. Call 403 678-2535 in Canmore or 403 762-1116 in Banff to book your free appointment or visit a Parent Link Centre to pick up a screening tool for your child.

Triple P

Triple P – 1:1 Parent Consultation

Are you looking for new ideas for a specific challenging behavior? Meet with the Triple P facilitator at the Parent Link Centre for a 4 session consultation to learn strategies to help you gain confidence in effectively managing this behavior. Call 403 678-2535 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment or for further information.

Relationship Counselling

Confidential, professional relationship counselling is available to Bow Valley couples with children from birth to 18 years of age. There are no fees and evening and weekend appointments are available. To make an appointment contact Anthea Messier (RSW, BSW, BA) at 403-678-7132 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Support

Families or caregivers with children 0-5 years throughout the Bow Valley can access support with the BVPL Child and Family Worker (CFW). The CFW will be available to meet with families 1:1 to address child development and parenting challenges, difficult life transitions and provide advocacy or assistance to access community resources. Call 403 678-2535 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment or for further information.

Parent Education

Bow Valley Parent Link offers a wide variety of parent education workshops and programs.  Topics focus on early childhood development and other interests of parents with children 0-5 years.  All of our programming is free of charge and free childcare is offered for many of our programs. For a current list of our upcoming programs click here. To register for any of our parent education programs please call 403-678-2529, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by any Bow Valley Parent Link Centre.

Visiting Resource Professionals

Bow Valley Parent Link Banff and Canmore drop in stay and play programs are regularly visited by various professional resource staff from within each community. Library staff are scheduled on a regular basis to promote literacy through the Circle Time program. Other professionals including public health nurses, occupational therapists, dentists and Alberta Health Services staff visit during drop in as well.

For specific visiting resource dates in your community see the monthly calendars located under Current Calendars and Newsletters heading.

Toy Lending Library

The Toy Lending Library is accessible through all 3 BVPL Sites. The Toy Lending Library works like a book library and the sign out period is 3 weeks at a time. We have many different toys for children ages 0-5 years. Picture catalogues of the toys are available in the Canmore, Banff & Exshaw Centres. Call 678-2529 for more information.