Parent Resources

Parent Resources

Dear families, we have created this page just for you. On this page you will find information on supports available in the community. Please take care of yourselves. Your continued health and safety are very important to us at Banting and Best School.

Community Resources for Families

211 is free, confidential, multilingual and available 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Don’t like talking on the phone? Online chat is available from 12-8pm daily at ab.211.ca.

Why would I contact 211?

  • I need food, shelter and/or transportation
  • I need financial support to help pay my utility bill, rent and/or damage deposit
  • I need to find mental health and addictions support
  • I need information on Government programs and phone numbers
  • I don’t know where to go for Legal support
  • I want to volunteer for an organization
  • I want to make a donation of furniture and/or clothing
  • I am concerned about a friend or family member
  • I am looking for services for a client
  • We have access to thousands of other services

Alberta Government Covid-19 Supports Click on the link to access:

  • Emergency isolation support 
  • Utility payment deferral
  • Student loans repayment deferral
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Education property tax freeze
  • Federal government programs Federal Assistance

Alberta Health Services Click on the link to access:

  • COVID-19 Online Resources
  • Find Healthcare Services
  • Social & Community (includes housing, food, sexual assault, violence)
  • Grief
  • Indigenous
  • LGBTQ2S+ / Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • Self-Help

Parenting Support

Food Support

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Readings

  • Nobody Likes Me, Everybody Hates Me (The Top 25 Friendship Problems and How to Solve Them) by Michele Borba
  • Parents Do Make a Difference (How to Raise Kids with Solid Character, Strong Minds and Caring Hearts) by Michele Borba
  • Hold On to Your Kids (Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers) - by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate

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