Programs & Workshops
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.
Circle of Security is an 8-week relationship-based program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children 0-3. Decades of university-based research has confirmed that children who are secure exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced social readiness, and a stronger ability to handle emotion.
Note: No session on June 13, 2023
In-person at the Family Connection Centre: June 6, 20, July 4, 18, and Aug. 1
Online Via Zoom: June 27, July 11, 25
Program Dates: Tuesdays, June 6 - Aug. 1, 9:30-11 a.m.
Click here to register
- Causes of sleep challenges
- Tips to develop healthy sleep habits
- Research-based sleep training techniques
Art of Conversation is a five-week program for youth/teens ages 12+ and their parent/guardian/grandparent to create, connect, and communicate in a supportive setting. Participants will explore a different creative medium each week, connecting, and strengthening their relationships as they work together to learn something new. No artistic experience necessary.
Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore
Program Dates: Fridays, May 26, June 9, June 23, July 7, and July 21 from 6-8 p.m.
Adventure Club supports outdoor play for children ages 6-9 (Junior Adventure Club) or 10-13 (Adventure Club for Youth) who are looking to stay engaged over the summer months. During this free three-hour program, children participate in a variety of physical and non-physical activities to:
- Develop problem-solving skills
- Increase Social-emotional skills
- Promote social awareness
- Build resiliency
- Develop new friendships
Location: Various parks
Junior Adventure Club Program Dates:
Wednesday, July 12 - Aug. 23 from 9-11 a.m.
Thursday, July 13 - Aug. 24 from 9-11 a.m. or 1-3 p.m.
Adventure Club for Youth Program Dates:
Wednesdays, July 12 - Aug. 23 from 1-4 p.m.
Location: Canmore Recreation Centre, room 115
Equipment needed: Pack peanut-free lunch
Program Dates: Friday, July 14 from 10 - 3 p.m.
Click to register
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.
To View the FRN Calendar, please click Here