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* Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at: KARA Family Resource Centre (Main Site)
6717-132 Ave.
Edmonton, Alberta
Phone: 780-478-5396
Email: info@kara-frc.ca

* KARA is closed on all Statutory Holidays.

* KARA does not sign up participants for our programs that require registration until 4 weeks prior to program start date.

* To register for one of our Sign-up Programs you will need to meet with our Family Liaison Worker. Together, you will look at your needs and the Family Liaison Worker will refer you to the right program at KARA or in the community. Please call 780-478-5396 to book an appointment to find out what program is right for you.

Programs

Weekly Drop-in Programs

Creative Play & More
Kids Night Out
Playtime Drop-In
Free Drop-In Fun

Sign-up Programs

Collective Kitchen
Nobody's Perfect
Parenting in Two Cultures
Triple P

Parenting Services

Developmental Screening for Children
Health For Two
Advocacy/Brokering Services for Families
Childcare Provider Information
Referrals to Aboriginal Cultural Ceremonies
Referrals to Community Programs & Services






Weekly Drop-in Programs


Creative Play & More


Description:

  • A weekly drop-in parent and child (0-6 yrs) playtime. We will learn developmental skills, our ABC’s, colors, math concepts and the 5 senses. Parents can learn how to do all of our activities with items around the home. We will have an action filled circle time and an interactive story.
  • Dates: Summer programming in effect see August calendar on our home page!
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    Creative Play & More will resume on Sep. 24, 2015.

Kids Night Out


Description:

  • A weekly evening drop-in for families with young children (0-6 yrs). This is a child-parent interaction based drop-in program that is designed to offer a fun getaway from everyday routines. It focuses on fine and gross motor activities to promote the healthy development of your child. Join us every Monday evening to have your kids played out and fed, just in time for bed! Older siblings are welcome. A light supper will be provided from 6 - 6:30pm.
  • Dates: Summer programming in effect see August calendar on our home page!
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    Kids Night Out will resume on Sep. 21, 2015.

Playtime Drop-In


Description:

  • A weekly drop-in parent and child (0-6 yrs) playtime. There will be a variety of activity centers set up for kids to explore. Parents can watch their child(ren) play, or join in the fun too! The morning will end with circle time, songs and stories. This program is offered at KARA-Too, 5606 - 134A Ave.
  • Dates: Summer programming in effect see August calendar on our home page!
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    Playtime Drop-In will resume on Sep. 22, 2015

Free Drop-In Fun

POSTER PDF

Description:

  • This group is an opportunity for families of young children 0 – 6 years, to come together to learn, interact, and connect with other families in the community. We will explore topics and share relevant resources according to families’ specific needs and interests. There will be fun crafts, songs, music, stories and other special activities each week. A snack will also be provided.

    Dates: Thursdays, until Dec. 10, 2015 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Dunluce IV Community Centre
    #9, 11930 – 162 Avenue.

    Summer programming in effect see August calendar on our home page!
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Sign-up Programs


Collective Kitchen

Description:

  • This is a three week program facilitated by our Director of Food Services. The Collective Kitchen Program is offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. The first morning will be an orientation and menu planning session. The next five sessions will be an opportunity to cook in a group setting while learning how to prepare nutritious food. Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the program.
  • There is a cost of $10 per family for this program.
  • For more information call our Director of Food Services at 780-478-5396 ext.236.
  • Dates: 10 September to 24 September 9 a.m. to noon. Please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

Nobody's Perfect

Description:

  • 6 session, weekly program.
  • Covers the basics of parenting a young child (0-3 yrs). This group is great for expecting or first-time parents.
  • There are no perfect parents, or perfect children. All we can do is our best. All of us need help and support from time to time too. Join with other parents for a group that can help you to do your best and feel good about yourself and your kids.
  • Dates: Please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

Parenting in Two Cultures

Description:

  • Parents and their children (0-6 yrs) attend the program together.
  • This is a group for parents who are new to Canada. Participants with limited English are welcome. This group includes time for parent-child activities. Parents also spend time discussing what it is like to raise children in the countries that they have come from and in Canada. Group leaders share information about the positive parenting strategies that are used in Canada with participants. Parents also support each other as they seek to find a way to parent in Canada without losing the traditions and culture that they value. A children's program is provided during the parent group time. Please call 780-478-5396 to register for the program and childcare if needed.
  • Light meal is provided.
  • Dates: Please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program)

Triple P Discussion Groups:
Poster - Triple P Discussion Groups in AugustPDF


  • Parenting is not an easy job!
    Triple P Discussion Groups can offer you suggestions and ideas to make parenting just a bit easier! Feel more confident as a parent; Reduce your parenting stress; Learn positive discipline skills; Encourage your child's development.
  • Dates: Please check out our poster or call 780-478-5396 for more info.

Triple P - Seminars:

  • This is a series of three information sessions. There is a series for parents of children 3-12 years old and a series for parents of teenagers. You may attend one or all of the sessions. Parenting is not an easy job, and the Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) seminars offer you some suggestions and ideas to make parenting just a bit easier. Seminar topics include: The Power of Positive Parenting; Raising Resilient Children; Raising Confident, Competent Children.
  • Dates: Please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

Triple P - One on One:

  • Trained Triple P facilitators are available to meet with parents who would like help dealing with a specific concern they may have about their child’s behaviour. During these meetings, the facilitator takes the parents through the steps needed to create their very own parenting plan.

Triple P Group:

  • This is a group for parents who want to learn more about positive ways of raising children. Parents also learn how to problem solve and create a plan for dealing with children’s misbehaviour. There is a group for parents of children 3-12 years old and a group for parents of teenagers. Participants meet as a group for 9 weeks. The group ends with a celebration of each other’s learning and successes. Please note: participants in the group are expected to complete “homework” tasks that give them a chance to practice what they are learning.

  • Dates: Please call 780-478-5396 for more info.

  • To find out more about Triple P click here:
TripleP-Banner


Parenting Services


Developmental Screening for Children

Parents can request an Ages & Stages Questionnaire and the support of KARA staff. This screening tool will advise parents if their child's development is coming along or if there are some concerns that should be looked at more closely. KARA staff can assist the family develop a plan to support any areas of development that could benefit from extra attention or provide a referral to an Early Childhood Intervention specialist for follow up.

Health For Two

This program offers prenatal information, nutritional supplements (milk coupons and prenatal vitamins), and support to women facing barriers during their pregnancy and two months following the birth of their baby.
Please note: This is available only to women who have social and economic barriers to a healthy pregnancy (e.g., teen pregnancy, low income, poor nutrition, substance use, language or cultural barriers, or violence in their relationship.)
Health for Two does not require any health insurance.
Health for Two is sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health Services.
Call 780-478-5396 to make an appointment.

Advocacy / Brokering Services for Families

Immigrant or Refugee families who need cultural support in order to attend one of KARA's programs can be connected with a cultural broker for advocacy and supportive services.

Childcare Provider Information

Children, Youth & Family Services offers Albertans an informative website to help parents find information on how to contact the licensed daycare centers and/or day home providers agencies in their area. See Childcare Lookup. Note: This service does not register private childcare providers.

Referrals to Aboriginal Cultural Ceremonies

Families are connected to Cultural Ceremonies provided by Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. For more information call Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society at 780-481-3451.
Or you can contact Ben Calf Robe Society. For more info call Ben Calf Robe Society at 780.477.6648. 

Referrals to Community Programs & Services

KARA has a dedicated staff that can assist you with finding the right resources you need for you and your family. Here’s a just some of the areas our staff can assist you with:


  • Employment Agencies & Training
  • Family & Individual Counseling
  • Family & Individual Support Groups
  • Resources for Aboriginal/Metis People
  • Parenting Programs
  • Children’s Programs
  • Shelters
  • Pregnancy
  • Mental Health
  • Grief

  • Local Food Resources
  • Connect with Multicultural Leaders
  • Emergency Clothing/Household Goods
  • Education Institutions
  • Basic Needs (food, clothing, shelter, etc.)
  • Financial Assistance
  • Legal Service
  • Family Violence & Abuse
  • Community Agencies
  • Immigrant Serving Agencies

211 can also provide additional community resources and services that you may not be aware of in and around your neighborhood. Call 2-1-1 or 780-482-4636 if not available in your area, to search the 211 database you can also click here www.InformAlberta.ca.