On Nov. 4, 2019, all 126 Parent Link centres across the province received notice from the provincial government that contract funding for BVPL services will end on March 31, 2020 and will not be renewed. Families across the Bow Valley will be impacted by this change. In addition, a total of 15 staff (six full-time, two part-time, and seven casual) who are employed with BVPL will be affected by this notification. The Town of Banff will share more details on the future of Parent Link services within the Bow Valley as they become available.
Alberta’s Children’s Services will be introducing a new model of prevention and early intervention service delivery through an Expression of Interest that will be open on November 7, 2019. The Towns of Banff and Canmore will share more details on the future of Parent Link services within the Bow Valley as they become available.
Bow Valley Parent Link (BVPL) is an inter-municipal community initiative operated and managed by the Town of Canmore in partnership with the Town of Banff and the MD of Bighorn. BVPL provides resources and support to parent/caregivers with children aged 0 to 5 years in the following 5 core areas: