Town of Canmore

Social Connections for Children, Youth, and Families

Our Program

The Town of Canmore Social Connection team focuses on building connections between children, youth, teens, and families by identifying gaps in social programming for families in the community and providing programs in alignment with these needs. Programming focuses on child and youth development and bringing families together to create a socially connected community. 


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Upcoming programs available through the SCS include:

Toys Together (for caregivers with children ages 0-6)

Toys Together is a drop-in child development program for caregivers and young children ages 0-6. This is an open space to play, explore, and socialize with others. Toys are provided to help children learn through free play, use their imagination, and develop fine and gross motor skills. Families may join and leave at any point during each session. Each day will finish with a circle time session with songs and stories.

Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore 
Equipment Needed:
Blanket, any personal items such as snacks, water, diapers, toys

Program Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays: Jan. 4 - June 28
Mondays from 2:00-4:45 p.m.
Wednesdays & Saturdays from 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Wednesdays: July 5 - Aug. 30 from 9 - 11:45 p.m.

Note: Toys Together will not run on Feb. 20

Get Messy (for caregivers with children ages 2-5)

Join a local music therapist for themed 45-minute sessions to explore songs, instrument playing, creative movement, dancing, and music activities. Music encourages social skills, foster language development, refines gross motor skills, and offers the opportunity for self-expression. Get Messy is a program for children ages 2-5 that supports exploring senses through play - as an important part of toddler development. Outdoor stations are set up, allowing your toddler to participate in open-ended play, which allows you and your child to have fun, experience new sensations, and not worry about the clean-up. Registration is required for each session. 

Location: Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore 

Program Dates: 
Tuesday, July 11 from 11-12 p.m.
Friday, August 18 from 11-12 p.m.

Equipment Needed: Clothing for you and your child that you do not mind getting messy and wet. 

Click here to register

Babies and Blankets (for caregivers with infants 0-12 months)

Babies and Blankets is designed for parents with infants ages 0-12 months. This drop-in program allows you and your baby to have the chance to meet other families with young children in Canmore in a casual, unstructured setting. Participants may join and leave and any point during each session. 

May - Family Connection Centre, 600A 9 St. Canmore 
June, July & Aug. - Green space outside the Family Connection Centre

Program Dates: Thursdays May 4 - August 31 from 1-2:30 p.m.

Click here for more information about dates/times of programs offered through Social Connections and other children, youth, and family programs available through the Town of Canmore.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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