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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Indigenous Supports

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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On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the CBE’s Well-Being team will host its next free webinar with the AHS Sexual & Reproductive Health Team on the topic of Healthy Sexual Development. Sign up today to join the virtual session from 6:30-8:00 pm https://t.co/74F8MHOyOV #WeAreCBE https://t.co/ySHlZQZcIr

RT @BishopPinkham: Acknowledging Black History Month for February. Many more lessons and stories will be integrated into core and complementary classes. #WeAreCBE #BlackHistoryMonth https://t.co/nxdD21eXnP

RT @MSBhullarCBE: WHoooo created these amazing sketches and poems? Gr6 students Sai, Ayana and Priya wowed us with their skills and creativity. #WeareCBE #NicetoManmeetYou https://t.co/Ev8WwfIbey

In February we celebrate Black History Month! It’s an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in communities across the country. Activities and lessons are planned in CBE schools throughout the month. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/zQV1xcoztb

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Feb. 3, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/mvrodtENcq