Programs for Families, Seniors and Recreation

Children didn’t come with a manual but this website is a good start: healthyparentshealthychildren.ca 

Vulcan Daycare Society                                 403-485-2945              

vulcandaycare@gmail.com.

Licenced Early Learning and Child Care Centre Program.

Out of School Care Program. Newborns to 12 year olds.

Greater Foothills Family Centre 1-877-652-8633

highriver.ca/greater-foothills-family-centre

Provides free programs, supports and services to

children and youth and their families. Family

Resource Network’s will focus on strengthening

parenting and caregiving knowledge, social support, coping and problem-solving skills.  Provides Parent Education,

Developmental Screening, Parenting Workshops, Clothing, Bike and Skate exchange programs as well as Family Events.

Play Groups for Parents with Kids 0 – 6years old

Vulcan Lodge Hall – Contact Greater Foothills Family Centre 1-877-652-8633

Roving Gym at Milo School – Contact Milo Recreation  recreation@villageofmilo.ca 

Champion Legion – Contact Champion FCSS 403-897-3833

To get support to start a playgroup in any other village contact Vulcan and Region FCSS 403-485-2192

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society      Family Resource Network: Spoke #15

403-485-3107               info@rainbowliteracy.com               www.rainbowliteracy.com   

Family Literacy Programs support the whole family by providing caregivers and parents with the skills and knowledge to strengthen family relationships, parenting and literacy skills.  Registration is required for all programs.

Time for Rhymes – Join us to learn to rhyme, sing and interact with your child.  Available in most towns and villages (2-5 years).

Building Blocks – Building Blocks is a 10-30 week program that happens in your home.  Strategies, games, activities and learning tools to help aid with your child’s learning.  FREE  (0-17 years).  

Literacy and Parenting Skills and Parent Café Explores techniques and topics related to parenting and literacy.  Each week focuses on a

different parenting. FREE program for parents/guardians.

Alphabet Soup – Parents and Children enjoy food, songs, rhymes, crafts and books while learning about food and nutrition. (2-6 years).

Animal Tales – Introduction to different animals, books, a craft and then reading to the animal in a safe space.  In partnership with Porthos Pet Supplies FREE  for children 6-12 years of age. 

Books for Babies – Multi-week course for parents of newborns to promote reading as a valued family       activity.  Participants receive a bag of children’s books and resources to take home.

Pillowslip Stories – Pillowslip stories are bags that help bring books alive through games, interactive

activities and audio for following along.  FREE (2-6 years).

Unity of Belonging – Program to build awareness of oppression and build knowledge about choices, values and attitudes. For Jr. & Sr. High students.

Vulcan County Early Childhood Development Coalition meets monthly to discuss and address early childhood matters.  Contact FCSS for information. 403-485-2192

Healthy Minds, Healthy Children offers free, public education through Community Education Services on child and youth emotional wellness and health topics, as well as online professional

development. wp.hmhc.ca

Wild Rose Community Connections                        1-877-995-3737      admin@wildrosecc.com www.wildrosecommunityconnections.com

-First Years for Families (FYFF) is a family capacity building Home Visitation program.  This program supports expectant parents and those with newborns/young children in the context of their family and environment.  FYFF supports families with  parenting skills, creating a safe, stimulating environment for their children and helping connect with other community resources.  Referrals to this free service can be a self-referral or by other community agencies. The youngest child needs to be under age 3 when referred.

-Caring Connections 403 437-4984   

An Emotional Safe Spot for individuals, families or seniors.  For anyone feeling disconnected, alone dealing with daily challenges or just need to chat.  We hope we can make your day a little bit brighter and help connect you to other resources.

Nobody’s Perfect – One-on-one Parent Support and Groups for those with 0-5 yrs. olds

Smarter Parenting – Support and strategies for parents of children 3-18 years to create more harmony in your home.

Other organizations that serve families:

McMan Youth, Family and Community Service Association  www.mcman.ca

Family Ties www.familyties.ca

Hull Services hullservices.ca    

Strongest Families Institute strongestfamilies.com

Children’s Cottage Calgary 403.233.2273    Crisis Nursery for children newborn-8 years old.

Rainbow Literacy and Learning Society      Family Resource Network: Spoke #15

403-485-3107               info@rainbowliteracy.com               www.rainbowliteracy.com   

Adult Literacy and Learning Programs are available either in a group setting or through tutoring (one-on-one).     Our programs are delivered in-person or on-line to accommodate for the learners availability.

Key areas of learning

Adult Literacy – reading, writing, GED preparation, communication and more.

Numeracy – Basic Math for Everyday Life                                    Skills for Learning   

English Language Learning  Basic Digital Skills

Cultural Appropriation and Unconscious Bias

Other programs Restricted Firearms Safety, First Aid, Food Safety

Adult Literacy principles are the best practice that guide the development and delivery of adult     foundational learning opportunities where learning is relevant, practical, respectful, self-directed, and strengths-based, builds on the learner’s knowledge and experience and is oriented towards the learner’s goals. 

Home Care                                Vulcan Health Unit                       403-485-2285

       Nursing Services, personal care services, respite, palliative care

Home Support Services      FCSS                                                           403-485-2192

       Support with light housekeeping services

Seniors Centres

       Vulcan Community Seniors Centre   Contact Ron           403-485-2723

Milo – Snake Valley Drop-In Contact Susan 403-599-3874

Lomond – Sunshine Drop-In Centre  Contact Marj 403-792-2447

Carmangay Seniors Citizens Club search the group on facebook.com

Champion Seniors Pioneer Club 403-897-3983

Housing

Marquis Foundation 403-485-2636

Peter Dawson Lodge and Low Cost Housing in Carmangay,

Champion, Lomond and Vulcan

Extendicare – Vulcan 403-485-2022

Long Term Care – Vulcan Health Centre 403-485-3333

Old Colony Seniors Lodge – Carmangay 403-643-2660

Seniors Connection Program 403-485-2192

Are you feeling isolated and need someone to talk to?  A volunteer

can call or meet with you once a week to support you or just chat. 

Readers Build Community 403-485-2571

A trained volunteer leads social conversation stimulated by a piece of

literature. Available at Senior care facilities and the Vulcan Library. 

Vulcan Regional Response to Elder Abuse 403-485-5847   

If Elder Abuse is affecting you or someone you care about, please call

Vulcan Regional Victims Services 24-Hour Crisis Line 403-485-5847

The VRREAC works together with stakeholders to achieve the best outcomes for individuals in abusive situations.  They provide education, advocacy and awareness through presentations, information session and brochures.

Government Seniors Programs

Alberta Supports 1-877-644-9992

Alberta Seniors Benefits for Low Income, Special Needs Assistance, Property Tax Deferral, AB Blue Cross for Seniors, Aids to Daily Living, support for long-term disability, chronic or terminal illness, equipment, supplies, home adaptation and repairs.

Public Guardian and Trustee 1-877-427-4525  Protection for Persons in Care 1-888-357-9339     

Recreation

Kidsport – So ALL Kids Can Play!  To donate or to seek financial assistance for sports contact Bonnie at the Town of Vulcan Recreation at 403-485-2554 Applications can be found at www.townofvulcan.ca/recreation/recreation-forms

Milo Recreation      

recreation@villageofmilo.ca 

Community events, kids minor baseball, Slo-Pitch tournament, Beach Volleyball tournament, Play Gym, Junior Curling clinic.  Updates on Facebook. 

Recreation Committees are also established in each division of Vulcan County.  Vulcan County at 403-485-3133.  For recreation funding forms go to vulcancounty.ab.ca/your-county/resources/forms-applications