Parent Resources

Access Mental Health (Alberta Health Services)

Alberta 211—Food/Basic Needs

Alberta Health Services—Free Food: Calgary Zone

Brown Bagging 4 Calgary's Kids

Family Access to Grocery Gift Card Support

  • families can request cards directly via the BB4CK website
    • families who are self-isolating, until the student is able to return to school
    • families who are experiencing food insecurity, but have students doing at-home-learning and are therefore unable to access in-school lunch supports

Calgary Food Bank

Calgary Public Library

  • Free programs
  • Digital resources
  • Special Events

City of Calgary Drop-In Recreation Schedules

  • Leisure Centres
  • Pre-schooler Activities
  • Skating
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Family Fun Calgary

  • Information about upcoming family-friendly events and activities in Calgary

Good Food Boxes

Integrated Services in Education (University of Calgary)

My Child's Learning (Learn Alberta)

  • Includes Grade-at-a-glance describing what your child will be learning in each Grade
  • FAQ
    • Including questions such as:
      • HOW CAN I ENCOURAGE MY CHILD TO DEVELOP GOOD LITERACY AND NUMERACY SKILLS?
      • HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD WITH HOMEWORK?
      • WHAT IF MY CHILD NEEDS MORE SUPPORT TO BE SUCCESSFUL?  

 Nation's Vision

  • For students who have not yet had an eye exam since July of 2019 and who do not have an optometrist
  • Nation's Vision's Humanitarian Eyewear Program. If interested, please review the information below and complete the Appointment Request Form in the link (see below):

Clinic Details

  • Clinic Location: Center for Newcomers
  • Clinic Hours: 9 am to 4pm
  • Clinic Address: 1010 999-36 Street NE Calgary. AB T2A 7X6
  • Directions: Please do not follow Google Maps or your GPS for parking. We are located inside Pacific Place Mall.  Access is through the North East side of building where “OOMOMO” is at 12th Ave & 36 St NE. There is no public access from 33 Street NE.
  • SIGN UP HERE: https://form.jotform.com/201405316891249



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Is it back to school time already? Not quite, but modified calendar schools return on Aug 15 and traditional calendar schools on Sept 1. Here’s some information for anyone planning ahead: https://t.co/nU3jnXjrR5 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/sbothWf3wy

There is still time to apply to be part of the 2022-23 Minister’s Parent & Teacher Advisory Councils. The deadline has been extended until Monday, Aug. 15 #yycbe https://t.co/ZXe19tQIJy

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CBE schools are now closed until August. Thank you to all school staff for your extraordinary service. We recognize the care, compassion and kindness you have shown each and every day to students, families and one another. Wishing you a restful, joyful and safe summer. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/5LrcfDKAz7