Supports for Families
Parents Empowering Parents (PEP)
Professionally facilitated support and innovative family recovery programs. The PEP Family Recovery Group meetings include an educational component, support and navigation to other resources. The U-Turn group is for youth/young adults at risk and is based on narrative therapy and includes peer support. In addition to innovative programs, PEP also offers a family recovery support line day/evening/weekends which is professionally managed. Part of the PEP mission is to participate in advocacy for change in mental health and addiction. Visit www.pepsociety.ca.
Sparks, Brownies, Guides, and Pathfinders
Registration available online at
Groups meet in the basement of the United Church (125 Royal Ave) on the following evenings:
Sparks (ages 5-6); Embers (ages 7-8); Guides (ages 9-11); Pathfinders (ages 12-14).
Summer Camps may be available through the BGC - 403-933-4066 or The Salvation Army - 403-652-2195
Pool Fee Assistance Program
Low-income residents of Diamond Valley or the surrounding area may qualify for free pool passes. Limited quantities are available through the Okotoks Family Resource Centre at 403-995-2626.
This non-profit organization works to provide respite, support, and information to families who have 1 or more children with special needs. Contact Inclusion Foothills at email@example.com or visit Inclusion Foothills for more information.
Head office: 123 4th Ave SW, High River, AB T1V1M3 Phone: 403-603-3232 or 866-507-6277
Emergency Women's Shelter & Region 3 Family Based care Society Shelter
Visit them online at Rowan House Emergency Shelter or contact the crisis line at 403-652-3311.
For info on the Free 6-week course on Healthy Relationships for Women contact 403-652-3311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BGC of the Foothills
The BGC Foothills in Diamond Valley is located above the arena on 3 Street SW. It's a great place for kids to hang out with friends and to meet new ones. The club offers plenty of opportunities to have fun - there are 6 computers for use, cameras and video cameras for movie making, a large screen TV, video games, books, art supplies, games and even guitars! We also host Teen Nights through the summer months. So come check it out!
Babysitter Training Course
Red Cross Babysitting and Stay Safe classes are available to Diamond Valley residents for $30 per student. This price is reduced from $65 per student thanks to subsidization by FCSS Diamond Valley. Registration fees are due a week before the class. Children 11 years and older are eligible to register. Register at SAva Life.
Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program
The Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program is free for eligible children ages 12 to 35 months. For more information the poster is Preschool Fluoride Varnish Program or call 1-855-943-1300.
- Community Education Service (CES) Webinars on a variety of parenting topics
- Parents Empowering Parents (PEP) has a support line at 780-293-0737, a newsletter, and pep-talks
- Families Matter
- McBride Career Group Call 403-995-4377 (Okotoks) or 403-601-2660 (High River). View the McBride Career Group Assistance Flyer (PDF).
- McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association
- Greater Foothills Family Centre (Formerly Parent Link)
- Caregivers Alberta