Babies Best Start empowers pregnant and parenting women to make healthy lifestyle choices by offering:

1-Nutritional counselling

2-Peer Support

3-Prenatal, Postnatal and Parenting Education

4-Community Connections

5-One on one support

For more information Please Visit us at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/957887364240349/?fref=ts

Phone: 780-532-5766

Address: 10507-98 Avenue, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4L1

PARENTING SUPPORT SERVICE

Caring Dads Program

What is Caring Dads?

Through 17 sessions fathers will...

  • Develop skills to cope in healthy ways with frustrating situations
  • Understand how different fathering strategies and choices affect children.
  • Increase their awareness of controlling, abusive, and neglectful attitudes and behaviours.
  • Be provided with strategies to strengthen the father-child relationship

The Caring Dads group program runs once a week for 17 weeks. This group offers...

  • A unique opportunity for men to connect as fathers
  • A combination of active group discussions, exercises, and homework Facts about fathering.

Contact Information

780-539-6692

10031-103 Ave.

Grande Prairie Alberta

Program Coordinator

Marlene Iverson

[email protected]

Council for Lifelong Learning offers literacy and adult learning programs and services for all adults and families.

Our programming includes:

  • Basic life skills (legal knowledge, literacy, ESL, and budgeting/financial skills);
  • Family Literacy (developing skills through literacy activities in our parent and child classes);
  • Employability Enhancement (GED Exam Prep, Computer Learning Lab. ELL/ESL, The Reading Network, and Workplace Essential Skills Training.

For more information visit us:

At Lions Learning centre 9625 Prairie Road

Grande Prairie, AB

Give us a call #780-539-6077 or click here

Healthy Families program is a voluntary home visitation program for new parents who can benefit from support. These services are offered at no cost to the family. Parents can begin the program pre-birth or post birth and continue as long as the family wishes, up to age 12 of the child. Support is driven by needs identified by the parents, and parents take an active role in determining their goals. A family support worker meets with the family in their home as often as once a week to provide support with such things as:

  • Challenges of parenting a new baby.
  • Activities to promote parent/child bonding and attachment.
  • Nutrition information.
  • Emotional health/postpartum depression.
  • Connecting to other community services.
  • Understanding baby`s growth and development.
  • Safety issues and childproofing your home.
  • Finding medical care and/or information during the last trimester.

The Families Moving Forward program

  • Support families and help them better understand their children who are affected by prenatal alcohol.
  • Give parents new skills and strategies to use when caring for their children with FASD.
  • Encourage family progress in a positive direction.
  • Restore hope and optimism to families caring for children with FASD.
  • Enable teachers and health care providers, as well as family members, to recognize the signs of FASD.
  • Educate individuals, families, and the community in evidence-based services they can offer to families with alcohol affected children.

Contact Information:

Brandy Pilon

Executive Director

Telephone: 780-830-0843 or 780-830-0920

Fax: 780-830-0921

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.familyeducationsociety.org

Are you looking for:  

  • Helpful parenting tips
  • Parenting support 
  • Information about your child's' development 
  • Opportunities to meet other families and for your children to socialize with others
  • Programs that offer opportunities for your family to learn and play together  

If so, come to our centre to:

Visit Us: 10807-101 St, Grande Prairie, AB

Or Give Us a Call #780-882-8679

Find more info here

  • Participate in a variety of parent and child play programs featuring art, music, movement, literacy and culture
  • Join parent support groups
  • Enroll in one of our parent education programs
  • Become a member of our extensive toy and resource library!

Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program is FREE OF CHARGE to teens in Grande Prairie and surrounding area.

  • Our program does not require parental signatures or doctor referrals. If you are pregnant or parenting, and under the age of 20, please give us a call so you can start taking advantage of all the services and assistance we have to offer you!

Services we offer:

  • On-site Nursery- Free of charge while participants are in school
  • Health Unit Nurse- Bi-weekly visits for immunizations
  • Clothing donation and exchange- Free supplies donated by the community
  • Prenatal Nutrition Program
  • Early Pregnancy Classes and MUCH MORE!

For more information visit us:

At Lions Learning Centre,

9625 Prairie Road, Grande Prairie AB

Give us a call #780-538-3854 or click here

Women's Support Group

This group provides confidential support, information and resources in a number of different areas including:
  • Developing and maintaining healthy relationships
  • Setting limits and boundaries
  • Building confidence

When and Where: This group is held every TUESDAY evening from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at the PACE Building (10031-103 AVE). Cost: Free

Contact Information

For more information phone: 780-539-6692