Family Resource Network  

The Town of Banff receives provincial funding to provide programs and services as part of the Bow Valley Family Resource Network. 

Family Resource Networks (FRNs) deliver prevention and early intervention services and supports for families with children aged 0 – 18.  The Town of Banff, Town of Canmore and Closer to Home work together to provide services and programs for Bow Valley Residents. The Town of Banff’s services will have a focus on caregiver education and capacity building, coordinating social connection and offering well being activities for families in collaboration with other partners.

For family supports, questions or more information on our FRN's programs and services, please contact familyconnections@banff.ca

Upcoming Programs & Services


Family Connections Play Space 
The Family Connections Play Space is opening on October 5th! This space is for parents of young children aged 0-5 and located at 101 Bear Street (formerly Parent Link). We are in the midst of setting up with COVID-19 health protocols in place and will share information on booking a spot in the play space soon.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)
Our children continue to develop and grow even though we are living in different times. Parents, you can complete free Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ and ASQ-Social Emotional) to check-up on your child’s development. These questionnaires look at the development of children 0 - 5 years old in the areas of: communication, gross and fine motor skills, problem solving, personal social skills and social/emotional development. Once completed, Banff’s Family Connections Coordinator will review the questionnaire and can meet with you (online or by phone) to offer free and fun activities to encourage healthy development and/or make referrals if necessary. If you would like to complete a questionnaire for your child, please email familyconnections@banff.ca.

Emotion Coaching One- to- One
Schedule a meeting to learn some strategies to help you raise emotionally healthy children by becoming more aware and understanding of their emotions while helping to support them in challenging situations. Email familyconnections@banff.ca or call 403.762.1229.

Other Bow Valley Family Resource Network Programs

The Town of Canmore is the ‘hub service provider’ for all Bow Valley families. Information on their many programs and services are located on their virtual hub. If you are a Facebook user, please follow “Bow Valley Family Resource Network” for updates on what’s happening for all families in the Bow Valley. 

Helpful Resources for Families: 

AHS: Help in Tough Times: List of resources, including coping strategies for families and children during Covid-19

I’m Ready Booklets: Information for Parents with Children Under 5:

Zero to Three:  Information for parents of young children

Anxiety Canada:  Resources for coping with anxiety.

Triple P Positive Parenting:  Online parenting courses (toddlers to tweens and pre-teens to teens) and resources for families

Banff Public Library: Find information for storytimes, memberships and more

Banff Recreation:  Find resources for staying active during the Covid-19 pandemic, including family kits that can be borrowed.

Active for Life: Information on raising physically literate kids.