Supports for Families
Parents Empowering Parents (PEP)
Professional facilitated support and innovative family recovery programs. Their Family Recovery Group meetings are comprised of an educational component, support and navigation to other resources. The U-Turn group is for youth/young adults at risk and is based on narrative therapy and includes peer support. In addition to innovative programs, PEP also offers a family recovery support line day/evening/weekends which is professionally managed. Part of the PEP mission is to participate in advocacy for change in mental health and addiction.They are currently connecting via virtual meetings and regular updates posted on their website at www.pepsociety.ca.
Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Pathfinders
Registration available online at Leaders will be at the Joint Registration Night in September at the
Flare N Derek in Turner Valley. Groups meet in the basement of the United Church in Turner Valley on the following evenings:
Sparks (ages 5-6); Brownies (ages 7-8); Guides (ages 9-11); Pathfinders (ages 12-14).
Summer Camps Summer Camps may be available through the Boys and Girls Club - 403-933-4066 or The Salvation Army - 403-652-2195
Pool Fee Assistance Program
Low income residents of Black Diamond, Turner Valley, or the surrounding MD may qualify for free pool passes. Limited quantities are available through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre 403-995-2626.
This non-profit organization works to provide respite, support, and information to families who have 1 or more children with special needs. Visit Inclusion Foothills for more information or call 403-603-3232.
Inclusion Foothills Main Office:
123 4th Avenue SW
High River, AB
Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 (closed from 12:00 to 12:30)
Friday 9:00 to 12:00. After 12:30 pm By Appointment Only
Phone: (403) 603-3232
Long Distance Phone: 1-866-507-6277
Rowan House Emergency Women's Shelter & Region 3 Family Based Care Society Shelter
Visit them online at Rowan House Emergency Shelter or contact the crisis line at 403-652-3311.
For info on the Free 6 week course on Healthy Relationships for Women contact 403-652-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Foothills
The Boys and Girls Club in Black Diamond is located above the arena on 3 Street SW. It's a great place for kids to hang out with friends and to meet new ones. With pool tables, guitars, a piano and a large TV with blue ray for movies, the club offers plenty of opportunities to have fun. There are also 6 computers for your use, cameras and video cameras for movie making, video games, books, art supplies and games. The arena staff are also willing to set up basketball, tennis and volleyball nets for indoor use over the summer. So come check it out!
Babysitter Training Course
Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe classes are available to Black Diamond residents for $30 per student. This price is reduced from $65 per student thanks to subsidization by FCSS Black Diamond. Registration fees are due a week prior to the class. Children 11 years and older are eligible to register. Register at SAva Life.
Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program
The Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program is free for eligible children ages 12 to 35 months. For more information the poster is Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program or call 1-855-943-1300.
- Community Education Service (CES) Webinars on a variety of parenting topics
- Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) has a support line at 780-293-0737, a newsletter, and pep-talks
- Families Matter
- McBride Career Group Call 403-995-4377 (Okotoks) or 403-601-2660 (High River). View the McBride Career Group Assistance Flyer (PDF).
- McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association
- Greater Foothills Family Centre (Formerly Parent Link)
- Caregivers Alberta