Resources for Families
Supporting parents and their children during the early years - a smart investment
In the early years particularly, parents are the most significant influence in a child's life. They nurture, support, protect and stimulate, and are the mediators of all their children's experiences within the family, with others, and with their community. These primary caregivers need information, support, and guidance.
All families have questions; all families need support. To make sure all kids can build healthy brains and bodies, we need universal supports with targeted strategies that give us the best chance of reaching all families.
Emergency Services (Ambulance, Fire and Police: 24 hours)
Health Link (24 hours)
Free nurse advice and general health information for Albertans
Parent Distress Lines
Calgary 1-403-266-HELP (4375)
Edmonton 1-780-482-HELP (4375)
Early Start Parent Information Line
For infants under 2 months
Income Support Contact Centre (24 hours)
Family Violence Info Line (24 hours)
Alberta Health Services (AHS)
A province wide health system responsible for delivering health services to Alberta residents.
Alberta’s online health resource offers valuable information on more than 8,700 health topics and tools that can help you make important decisions about you and your child’s health.
Mental Health Help Line
Child and Adolescent Referral from physician required
Referral from physician required
Walk-in and appointment based; no physician referral required
Fee for service based on sliding scale according to income
Provides a broad guide to mental health agencies and resources in Calgary
Life’s Little Love
Encourages the responsible involvement of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and any other man who is influencing a child.