Parent, Caregiver and Family Programming

Inclusive programming for parents, caregivers and families.

Breathing Meditation

Circle of Calm

Lead Facilitator Name: Khadra 

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-267-5387

Lead Facilitator Email: Khadra.ahmed@bentarrow.ca

Partner Agency: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Ages: 18+

 

Program Description: Circle of Calm will promote parental wellness for parents who have anxiety. The program focuses on helping parents cope with anxiety. Providing parents with tools to help recognize triggers and stressors, gain grounding tools to manage anxiety and learn how to model their newly gained strategies to their children positively. 

Support Group

Circle of Security Parenting Group

Lead Facilitator Name: Jessica Scott

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-474-5011 ext 117

Lead Facilitator Email: Jessica.scott@candorasociety.com

Partner Agency: Candora Society of Edmonton 

Ages: 18+

 

Program Description: The Circle of Security Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Learning Objectives of the Program:

• Understand your child’s emotional world by learning to read the emotional needs

• Support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions 

• Enhance the development of your child's self-esteem

• Honour your innate wisdom and desire for your child to be secure

Chatter on the Couch

Couch Conversations

Lead Facilitator Name: no lead facilitator – rotates based on availability

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-471-3737

Lead Facilitator Email: norwooda@norwoodcentre.com

Partner Agency: Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

Ages: 18+ with children aged 0-6

 

Program Description: Couch Conversations provides a relaxed space to come and socialize, chat, and share tips with other parents on Zoom, Reconnect with other parents from the comforts of your home!

Wooden Car

Dad's Group

Lead Facilitator Name: Jessica Scott

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-474-5011 ext 117

Lead Facilitator Email: Jessica.scott@candorasociety.com

Partner Agency: Candora Society of Edmonton 

Ages: 18+ with children ages 0-12

 

Program Description: Dad’s group is an opportunity for fathers and their children to have targeted playtime together to connect through quality time and activities. Fathers learn the importance of unstructured, rough-play, and how they can be an important part of their children’s development. Activities have included fort building, flag tag, and building birdhouses.  

Managing Home Finances

Empower U

Lead Facilitator Name: no lead facilitator – rotates based on availability

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-471-3737

Lead Facilitator Email: norwooda@norwoodcentre.com

Partner Agency: Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre with United Way and ATB Financial

 

Program Description: Empower U combines financial literacy programs with a 2:1 matched savings component up to $500.00 in free matched savings.  This means every dollar saved by group participants generates two dollars. Empower U is open to people of diverse backgrounds who are experiencing low income.  Through this program, participants take control of finances, reduce debt and save money.  Receive up to $500 in FREE matched savings! The topics include budgeting, consumerism, credit, homeownership, debt repayment, and much more. The program includes 12 sessions and is available to men, women and couples.   

Mother Carrying Her Daughter

Empowered Parenting

Lead Facilitator Name: no lead facilitator – rotates based on availability

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-471-3737

Lead Facilitator Email: norwooda@norwoodcentre.com

Partner Agency: Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

Ages: 18+ with children aged 0-6

 

Program Description: Empowered Parenting is a group that focuses on the health, safety, behaviour, and development of children.  Participants will be involved in interactive activities, videos, and conversations related to the topics that develop positive relationships and promote positive parenting skills.  The goal of this group is to engage parents to promote the health and safety of children while giving parents tools for effective parenting.  

Mom and Son

Family Night

Lead Facilitator Name: Jasmine Blake

Lead Facilitator Phone: 587-336-1726

Lead Facilitator Email: jasmine.blake-hayes@bentarrow.ca

Partner Agency: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Ages: 18+ with children of all ages


Program Description: Parents, and their children come together in a safe fun learning environment. Fun for the entire family, inclusive learning opportunities. Open-ended fun with lots of time to socialize, build community, and build resources with one another.

Girls Swimming Underwater

Family Swim

Lead Facilitator Name: Jasmine Blake

Lead Facilitator Phone: 587-336-1726

Lead Facilitator Email: jasmine.blake-hayes@bentarrow.ca

Partner Agency: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Ages: 18+ with children of all ages


Program Description: Improve coordination and balance. Hang out as a family, create core memories.

Expecting

Health for Two

Lead Facilitator Name: Jessica Scott

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-474-5011 ext 117

Lead Facilitator Email: Jessica.scott@candorasociety.com

Partner Agency: Candora Society of Edmonton

Ages: Pregnant and postpartum parents (up to 2 months)

 

Program Description: Health for Two (Hf2) provides support throughout pregnancy and up to 2 months postpartum to women who require extra support to have a healthy pregnancy. Services offered include: Education on pregnancy, birth, baby care and parenting (including pregnancy and parenting options). Support and referrals to community supports (such as maternity care, mental health, addictions, housing, food security). Resources may include milk coupons and prenatal vitamins.

Support Group

Mindful Parenting

Lead Facilitator Name: no lead facilitator- rotates based on availability.  

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-471-3737 

Lead Facilitator Email: norwooda@norwoodcentre.com 

Partner Agency: Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre with EarthWalk

Ages: 18+ with children aged 0-6


Program Description: What if you could join a group of parents to discuss the actual parenting issues you are dealing with today, then practice with your child afterward in a parent-child playgroup? You will have a parenting coach right there to help you build positive interactions with your child and calmly resolve any behaviours that come up while you both play and socialize. At the same time, you will learn how to promote your child’s healthy brain development through play!

Young boy

Nobody's Perfect

Lead Facilitator Name: Jasmine Blake

Lead Facilitator Phone: 587-336-1726

Lead Facilitator Email: Jasmine.blake-hayes@bentarrow.ca

Partner Agency: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Ages: 18+


Program Description: Nobody’s Perfect is a facilitated parenting program for parents of children from birth and up. The program is designed to meet the needs of parents who are young, single, socially or geographically isolated, or who have low income or limited formal education offered in communities by facilitators to help support parents and young children.

Adult

Parents R Us

Lead Facilitator Name: Jasmine Blake

Lead Facilitator Phone: 587-336-1726

Lead Facilitator Email: jasmine.blake-hayes@bentarrow.ca

Partner Agency: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society

Ages: 18+


Program Description: Fun Interactive break for parents to come together in a safe environment, socialize, build community, Learn tips and tricks on how to stay mindful. Nutritional Awareness, Burnout tips and tricks. A pause for parents to come in and take a moment for themselves, build community, meet other parents, and share struggles in a safe, judgment-free area

Support Group

Triple P Group (Series)

Lead Facilitator Name: no lead facilitator – rotates based on availability

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-471-3737

Lead Facilitator Email: norwooda@norwoodcentre.com

Partner Agency: Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre


Program Description: This 8-session group provides an in-depth look at parenting strategies and opportunities to practice.

Activities Include:

  • Parent education

  • Opportunities to practice strategies

  • 1:1 coaching

Father and Daughter

You're a Great Dad (Series)

Lead Facilitator Name: no lead facilitator – rotates based on availability

Lead Facilitator Phone: 780-471-3737

Lead Facilitator Email: norwooda@norwoodcentre.com

Partner Agency: Norwood Child and Family Resource Centre

Ages: 18+


Program Description: Sometimes fathers underestimate how important they are in their children’s lives. In fact, a father’s active involvement is critical to children’s healthy cognitive, emotional, and social development. This course will help fathers recognize the value of their parenting role and provide steps for becoming a more actively engaged father over the course of 4 sessions.