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Family Wellness Guide

Medical, Dental & Vision Care, Fitness, Counselling and Education, Nutrition, and more - Calgary and surrounding communities best resource in one place. 


*Inclusivity and accessibility icons are based on each business’s self-reported availability of services for disabled, special needs & mobility-impaired children. Please check with each business to make sure they can meet your child’s specific needs. 

Associations, Support & Social Services

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-800-272-8843
Website: http://www.optometrists.ab.ca

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES (HEALTHLINK)

Phone: 811

ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES PERINATAL EDUCATION

Join our classes! Alberta Health Services Professional Parenting Educators provide reliable, current parenting and early childhood education.

CHILDREN’S COTTAGE SOCIETY

Phone: 403-233-2273
Website: http://www.childrenscottage.ab.ca

Since 1986, The Children’s Cottage Society has been dedicated to preventing harm and neglect to children and building strong families through support services, respite programs, and crisis nurseries.

COMMUNITY LINKS

Address: In Airdrie
Phone: 403-945-3900
Email: info@nrvcl.ab.ca
Website: http://www.nrvcl.ab.ca
Phone: 1-866-945-3905

Community Links strengthens individuals, families, and communities of North Rocky View by providing them with and connecting them to services, supports, and resources.

FAMILIES MATTER SOCIETY OF CALGARY

Address: 3404, 25 Street NE
Phone: 403-205-5178
Email: info@familiesmatter.ca
Website: http://www.familiesmatter.ca

Mission: To promote optimal child development by empowering families to be resilient and fostering positive family relationships. Vision: A connected community in which children and families are nurtured and supported to be happy, healthy, and productive. Offering programming for perinatal mood disorders (postpartum anxiety and depression), parenting classes, young parents program, youth programming, parent and child together classes, home visitation, and fathering programs.

LA LECHE LEAGUE CANADA - CALGARY

Phone: 403-242-0277
Website: http://www.lllc.ca

Many mothers want to breastfeed their babies, but some stop sooner than planned. Connecting with La Leche League (LLL) can make the difference to reaching your breastfeeding goals. LLLC Calgary offers mother-to-mother breastfeeding support and information by email, over the phone, or at monthly meetings. Check out lllc.ca/find-group-alberta or phone 403-242-0277 for more information or assistance; Facebook, facebook.com/lalecheleaguecanada; and Twitter, twitter.com/LLLCanada.

LEARNING DISABILITIES & ADHD NETWORK

Phone: 403-630-1616
Website: http://www.ldadhdnetwork.ca

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network is a collaborative initiative of a broad group of organizations, which is operated through Foothills Academy and supported by a grant from the Calgary Foundation. The Network fosters collaborative action toward more effective and coordinated responses to meet the needs of people with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Find reliable information, resources, and support on our website.

NORTHERNSTAR MOTHERS MILK BANK

POST NATAL HELPERS LTD.

Phone: 403-640-0844
Email: info@postnatalhelpers.ca
Website: http://www.postnatalhelpers.ca

Post Natal Helpers provides part-time child care services for families with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers, and/or special needs children. We have been providing services in Calgary for over 30 years. While we are in the home, the parent has the option to stay, to rest, or to leave. Post Natal Helpers are available in the daytime as well as evenings, weekends, and overnights.

ROWAN HOUSE EMERGENCY SHELTER

Phone: 403-652-3311
Website: http://www.rowanhouse.ca

Rowan House’s mission is to provide crisis intervention, long-term support, and education for those affected by family violence in rural communities.

YW CALGARY

Address: 1715, 17 Avenue SE
Phone: 403-263-1550
Email: communications@ywcalgary.ca
Website: http://www.ywcalgary.ca

Voted one of Maclean’s Top 100 Charities of 2020, YW Calgary supports more than 3,500 Calgary women and their families each year. YW focuses on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity.

Counselling

DISCOVERY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

Address: 2224, 20 Avenue NW
Phone: 403-818-0371
Email: discoverypsych@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.discoverypsych.ca

Through Discovery Psychological Services, your child or youth can receive a psychoeducational assessment to identify their learning strengths and challenges. Intervention and therapy services are also provided to help children, youth, and/or parents discover understanding about emotions, behaviors, or challenges, and develop strategies to help make life easier. Bobbi-Jo Gaetz, psychologist, draws on her knowledge and experience as a psychologist for over 20 years, working in a variety of educational and mental health environments with children, youth, and families.

SAGE CENTRE

Sage Centre, through its Child and Family Grief Services, supports families with children and teens (ages 5 to 18) who are grieving the death of a loved one or who have a family member facing life-threatening illness.

SHELDON PSYCHOLOGY GROUP

Address: 1909, 17 Avenue SW
Phone: 403-618-8288
Email: info@sheldonpsychology.com
Website: http://www.sheldonpsychology.com

We are passionate about supporting children and families in finding peace, calm, dignity, and understanding in their lives. We are strength-focused. We believe in being creative and cost-effective, while holding to high standards. Along with the services you might expect from a psychology practice (assessment, counselling, behavior/developmental therapy, gifted learners), we offer various programs. Programs include our outdoor camps, six-week family program, mind-body transformation, educational consultation, and more. Check us out!

Educational Programs

BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND LEARNING CENTRE (BTLC)

Address: Suite 100, 2107 Sirocco Drive SW
Phone: 403-205-2749
Email: admin@btlc.ca
Website: http://www.btlc.ca

BTLC is the only school in Calgary using the established and well-researched principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to teach preschool and kindergarten students with the unique learning needs and challenges associated with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. BTLC’s success is based on small class size, intensive and individualized programming using effective, research-based teaching strategies, a high ratio of adult support, and opportunities for integration in community schools.

CONNECT SOCIETY D.E.A.F. SERVICES

Phone: 403-828-1937
Email: jbremner@connectsociety.org
Website: http://www.connectsociety.org

FOOTHILLS ACADEMY

Address: 745, 37 Street NW
Phone: 403-270-9400
Email: info@foothillsacademy.org
Website: http://www.foothillsacademy.org

Foothills Academy offers a full-time school program for students with Learning Disabilities from Grades 3 to 12 following the Alberta Education Curriculum. Class sizes are small with a teacher and assistant. A variety of strategies is used to help students find success ensuring students reach their full potential. A wide range of year-round programs and services are open to the broader community including assessments, individual instruction, social skills programs, recreation, and more.

NEW HEIGHTS SCHOOL & LEARNING SERVICES

Address: 2521 Dieppe Avenue SW
Phone: 403-240-1312
Email: info@newheightscalgary.com
Website: http://www.newheightscalgary.com

New Heights School & Learning Services is a registered charitable organization and a Designated Special Education Private School. We opened our doors in 1999 to 12 students in our preschool and early intervention programs, with the simple goal of giving families a safe and friendly community to support their needs and build their capacity. Our goal is to equip each student with the skills they need to engage in and contribute to the community around them.

PACEKIDS PROGRAMS

Address: #808, 55 Avenue NE
Phone: 403-234-7876
Email: info@pacekids.ca
Website: http://www.pacekids.ca
Address: #130, 23 Sunpark Drive SE

Pacekids Programs is a charitable organization that strives to empower children with special needs and their families through excellence in therapy and education. Pacekids provides preschool and kindergarten programs for children aged 2.8 years to 6 years that can be accessed through Program Unit Funding (PUF) with Alberta Education. Pacekids also offers six programs for children aged 6 months to 12 years funded through Family Services for Children with Disabilities (FSCD). Pacekids provides access to immediate private assessment and direct therapy options for children with special needs.

PROVIDENCE

Providence offers two unique Alberta Education-funded program streams: those based in our own six schools across Calgary and those based in approved community preschools or child care programs (our LEARN Program). Both programs are designed to support children identified with a delay or disability from ages 2 years-8 months to 6. To attend, a child must qualify for special education funding (Program Unit Funding (PUF)).

AT-HOME ARROWSMITH PROGRAM, PROVIDED BY RIVER VALLEY SCHOOL

River Valley School is proud to offer an At-Home Arrowsmith Program, now available to all Alberta students age 7+. This personalized, online program harnesses the power of neuroplasticity to strengthen areas of the brain that underlie learning difficulties: memory, attention, problem-solving, comprehension, and more! Instead of working around a student’s challenges, this personalized program uses proven methods to get to the root of them - resulting in self-directed learners for life!

RUNDLE ACADEMY

Phone: 403-250-2965
Email: contactus@rundle.ab.ca
Website: http://www.rundle.ab.ca

Rundle Academy, part of the Rundle College group of schools, is a private, coeducational day school for students in Grades 4 to 12 with a diagnosed learning disability. Rundle Academy provides a premier educational experience focusing on character, academics, and cocurricular pursuits.

UNIQUE EDUCATION ACADEMY

Phone: 403-869-6391
Email: letstalk@uea-yyc.ca
Website: http://www.uea-yyc.ca

Unique Education Academy is a premier and multi-faceted provider of child care services, education, and extracurricular programs, all in one location. It comprises two centres: an Early Education Centre that offers child care, preschool, and a gifted children’s program for kids up to age 5, and an Enrichment Centre that offers diverse scholastic, artist, and physical excellence programs for children of all ages.

Fitness & Recreation

CITY OF CALGARY RECREATION

Address: Various Locations
Phone: 403-268-3800
Website: http://www.calgary.ca/register

It’s time to get out and have fun again! With a variety of affordable programs available, you’re sure to find a fit for every family member. Explore new activities, make friends, and develop new skills and interests in a safe, non-competitive environment. Choose from swimming, fitness and strength, virtual fitness, visual arts, outdoor programs, and more! Plan your next activities early and register at calgary.ca/register

REPSOL SPORT CENTRE

Address: 2225 Macleod Trail South
Phone: 403-233-8393
Email: info@repsolsport.com
Website: http://www.repsolsportcentre.com

We offer a variety of Registered Programs for all ages and skill levels. Learn to swim programs from ages 4 months to adult. More advanced swimmers can join one of our Swim Clubs or take their interest in lifesaving to the next level with organized Lifesaving Leadership courses. Get them active early in the Active Living Program for preschool-aged children. Keep active during PD Camps, including Winter Break. A Membership at Repsol Sport Centre gives you unlimited access to all group fitness classes, fitness centre, five gyms, two pools, hot tub, cold tub, steam room, two tracks, and so much more - all under one roof at a great rate!

TRICO CENTRE FOR FAMILY WELLNESS

Phone: 403-278-7542
Email: guestservices@tricocentre.ca
Website: http://www.tricocentre.ca

Trico Centre for Family Wellness wants your family to be #tricotough and active! Come swim with us in our wave pool with waterslide, water features, hot tub, and steam rooms. We offer many children’s programs: skating, swimming, dance, gymnastics, and martial arts to teach children the fundamental movement skills, confidence, and how fun it is to be active. Huge, clean fitness centre, bright pool, hockey arenas. We offer activities for all ages!

WINSPORT

Phone: 403-247-5452
Email: info@winsport.ca
Website: http://www.winsport.ca

WinSport’s purpose is to inspire human potential through the spirit of sport and it’s something that is woven into all of our year-round, award-winning programming. Our passionate, expert instructors will help your child learn a sport, get better at it, and develop a lifelong love for being active. We have summer camps and programs in mountain biking, hockey, ringette, figure skating, and in specialized sport training. Come out and play with us!

YMCA CALGARY

We’re excited to welcome you back! YMCA Calgary has seven health and wellness facilities, six child development centres with licensed child care, two outdoor camp sites, and over 60 community program sites serving all quadrants of the city. These spaces and programs allow YMCA Calgary to deliver programs, services, and opportunities to help the Calgary community connect with others, build lifelong skills, and keep active and healthy.

Food & Nutrition

AMARANTH STORES

Address: Three Locations in Calgary
Website: http://www.amaranthfoods.ca

Since 1994, Amaranth has provided the best in healthy groceries and supplements. We have everything you need from allergen-friendly choices to hard-to-find bulk herbs and spices. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our friendly staff. Thanks for supporting us, Calgary!

FIRST STEP NUTRITION

First Step Nutrition helps to make feeding families easier. Whether it’s dealing with picky eaters or starting your baby on solids, our Registered Dietitian Jennifer House helps clients decrease food overwhelm through online programs. Visit our website to watch free online training to teach your child to try new foods without struggle and get started with Baby-Led Weaning!

REAL CANADIAN SUPERSTORE

Address: Various Locations in Calgary
Website: http://www.realcanadiansuperstore.ca

We bring you great prices on your favorite products and services all together under one roof. Discover our great quality and variety of foods, stylish products for your home, and a complete pharmacy to serve all of your family’s needs.

Medical, Dental & Vision Care

ALBERTA ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS

Phone: 1-800-272-8843
Website: http://www.optometrists.ab.ca

ALBERTA BLUE CROSS - YOUR PARTNER IN WELLNESS

Phone: 1-800-394-1965
Website: http://www.ab.bluecross.ca

Protect your health and wellness. Thousands of Albertans enjoy the affordable protection of Alberta Blue Cross individual health plans. You can, too. If you’re without employer benefits, we’ve got a plan to fit your family’s needs and your budget. Prescription drugs, dental, vision, ambulance, travel, and more. Call us today or visit our website for your free information package.

BROOKE ORTHODONTICS

Address: 120, 10601 Southport Road SW
Phone: 403-278-1933
Email: admin@brookeorthodontics.com
Website: http://www.brookeorthodontics.com

Early detection of tooth, jaw, and bite problems is essential for ensuring your child’s dental health. No referral is required, and consultations are Free. At Brooke Orthodontics, we are doing our part to keep Calgary’s children healthy - One Smile At A Time.

CALGARY YOUTH PHYSIOTHERAPY

Address: Suite 101, 4616 Valiant Drive NW
Phone: 403-289-9883
Email: north@calgaryyouthphysio.com
Website: http://www.calgaryyouthphysio.com
Address: Suite 203, 7720 Elbow Drive SW
Phone: 403-259-8534
Email: info@calgaryyouthphysio.com

At Calgary Youth Physiotherapy (CYP), we think kids are pretty cool! Our skilled team of physiotherapists understand that kids’ bodies are different from adults, and their development, pain, and injuries need to be treated differently. With clinics in north and south Calgary, we have provided expertise in pediatric physiotherapy for more than 30 years. Our goal is to help children and families feel their best and develop to their full potential while having fun!

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