Announcement Regarding Airdrie and Area Family Resource Network

05 May Announcement Regarding Airdrie and Area Family Resource Network

North Rocky View Community Links Society (Community Links) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding to be a Family Resource Network (FRN) through the Ministry of Children’s Services. This funding allows us to deliver high quality prevention and early intervention services and supports for children and youth, aged 0 to 18 years old and their parents/caregivers.

As a Hub for Airdrie and Area, Community Links is providing the physical centre and is the anchor organization that arranges the delivery of a full array of services, supports, and programing. Community Links will implement Information and Referral Services as well as the network of various programs and services though our Caregiver Capacity & Education Spoke.

As a Family Resource Network, Community Links is also excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area with their Mentoring Program Spoke; as well as Closer to Home Community Service Society in providing their Child and Youth Social Skills Development Program and Home Visitation Spokes.

As a “Hub and Spoke” service delivery model, our agencies together will focus on:

 strengthening parenting and caregiving knowledge
 enhancing social supports
 supporting coping and problem-solving skills
 providing access to community supports and resources
 improving child and youth development
 building resiliency
 fostering well-being

For more information, please contact:

Brenda Hume, Executive Director of Community Links at 403-945-3900 or brenda@nrvcl.ab.ca

Gurpreet Lail, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area of Calgary at 403-777-3539 or gurpreet.lail@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Arlene Oostenbrink, Program Director of Closer to Home Community Service Society at 403 681-2065 or aoostenbrink@closertohome.com