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Events & Programs

Volunteers and families can regularly enjoy special occasions and events together. Last year, for example, over 200 children, parents, and volunteers shared food, fun, gifts, and music at our annual Christmas celebration.

Special Agency Activities (Children & Families)Children and their families are invited to take part in varied events over the year. Sample activities may include the annual fishing derby, camperships, and a community garden project.
One-to-One Mentor ProgramChildren from single-parent families spend time with positive adult role models. The program started in 1967 and some children have now grown up and become mentors. There can be a wait list so we also offer group and peer mentoring.
Building on Strengths and Skills (BOSS)
Youth Group
This 10-week group program gives adolescent and teen youth a chance to meet regularly with a supportive leader. The youth select topics to explore together. Strong, positive friendships develop as youth learn about and help to reinforce each other's strengths and skills.
Girls Growing Strong GroupTeen or near-teen girls meet every month with a mentor to enjoy each other's company. They plan social, community, and personal development activities that build supportive friendships and personal confidence.
Grandparents Who Parent
Support Group
More grandparents are finding themselves in an unexpected parenting role. Meeting with other grandparents who parent is a welcome opportunity to trade experiences, ideas, and support.
Seniors Mentoring Youth GroupYouth meet with seniors in an assisted living facility and the community to build friendships and share experiences. Visits have included sing-alongs, green house tours, picnics, and costume parties!
Soaring Solo Parent Support GroupSingle-parents meet with a facilitator to explore parenting issues, ideas, and experiences. Evenings can include special speakers, recreational outings, and opportunities to just relax and have fun.
Youth for Mutual Improvement GroupBoys over the age of 8 meet regularly to take part in various recreational activities. The sessions are led by young community volunteers who are strong role models for the boys.
SNAP-In-School ProgramTrained facilitators bring the internationally recognized Stop Now and Plan (SNAP®) program to Edmonton classrooms. SNAP® is proven to help children ages 6 to 12 manage their emotions and interact more positively with others.
Strengthening Families ProgramIn this fun and interactive 14-week group program, teens and parents learn skills that help them enjoy and support each other at this important life stage. The whole family can take part. SFP has helped improve parent and youth relationships in over 25 countries.