Parent Resources

On this page is list of resources that parents and guardians may find helpful.

2020-21 Budget and School Fees Presentation and Engagement

Please review the pdf document under Resources (on the right of the page) regarding 2020-21 Budget and School Fees.

Plan and Practice Your Home Fire Drill

With the assistance of the Calgary Fire Department, your child’s school participated in a scheduled fire drill which reinforced the importance of exiting the building as quickly and safely as possible while also remaining calm.
We know that in an emergency, every second counts. It is vital that you and your family understand how quickly fire spreads and how imperative it is that everyone gets out of the home in the event of a fire.

Your family should know two ways out of each room in your home. The first way out is usually a door, the second way out might be a window. You must also be aware of the importance of having a safe designated meeting place such as a nearby tree or a neighbour’s home.

Once you have a discussed your home fire escape plan, remember to practice it at least twice a year. Together, we can keep your family safe from fire.

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Women's English & Social Group - Meet your neighbours & practice English!

The New Friends and Neighbourhood Group program is a safe and fun environment for immigrant women to improve their English and meet new women in the community.

Registration is FREE and there are no minimal English requirements. Groups meet once a week for 2 hours to practice English, make new friends and have fun! Free childcare is also provided (6 months - 6 years).

Forest Lawn Group - Thursdays 1-3PM
Forest Lawn Library - 4807 8 Avenue SE

For more information or other locations throughout the city, please contact:

Debra Colley, Program Coordinator
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association
Phone: 403-444-1752

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Community Services

Calgary Food Bank - Food Hampers

Confidential phone line to book food hampers for you and your family. Required information includes basic income and expenses and identification. If travelling to the main Food Bank location is out of reach for you, ask for information on community depots.
Contact 403-253-2055

Alberta Health Services - Access Mental Health

Provides information, consultation and referrals to individuals residing in Calgary who have addiction and/or mental health concerns.
Contact 403-943-1500

Distress Centre

Provides 24-hour crisis support over the phone, through daily chat, text or email. There is also professional counselling available for clients with issues that cannot be resolved over the phone. 
Contact 403-266-4357

Connect Teen

24-Hour Support

Call 403-264-8336 or text 587-333-2724 (evenings and weekends).

Calgary Women's Emergency Centre - Healthy Relationships

Contact 24-hour Helpline: 403-234-7233; 1-866-606-7233

Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids - In-School Lunches

Providing nutritious lunches for students that are in need of food throughout the school day. Lunches are served in Student Services during the lunch hour.

The Alex - Community Food Centre 

4920 - 17 Ave SE

Contact 403-455-5792

The Alex - Community Health Centre 

102, 2840 - 2 Ave SE

A community hub for vulnerable Calgarians that addresses medical and social needs that are often a result of poverty, trauma, homelessness or addiction. There is an extensive scope of cost-effective services including doctors, pharmacy, counselors, psychologists, and lawyers.
Contact 403-604-9528

Avenue 15 Youth Shelter

938 - 15 Ave SW

Avenue 15 provides youth experiencing homelessness with temporary shelter and basic needs, as well as a comprehensive support system to assist them in reuniting with their families or finidng alternative living arrangements. Avenue 15 provides two programs to support youth with the opportunities to gain the skills and stability to reunify with family or be successful in other living arrangements.
Contact 403-543-9651

Mustard Seed Shelter

102 - 11 Ave SE
The Mustard Seed meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, hot showers, and hygiene supplies.

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